Major retailers pay penalty for selling illegal toy guns in New York

ALBANY – Five major retailers are collaborating with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to keep lifelike toy guns off store shelves.

Walmart, Amazon, Kmart, Sears and the California-based ACTA have formed agreements with the Attorney General for violating a New York State law which prohibits the sale of “imitation weapons,” which are toy guns that look like real guns. A statewide investigation found that between 2012 and 2014, these retailers sold more than 6,400 prohibited toy guns without legally obligated distinguishable color markings on them.

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