30 retailers agree to stop selling realistic toy guns in NY
ALBANY - New York's attorney general says 30 online retailers have agreed to stop selling realistic toy guns in New York.
The settlements announced Tuesday follow July letters to the retailers from across the U.S. who were selling the imitation weapons through an Amazon.com platform for third-party retailers.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the toys in question violate a New York law against sales in the state. The law requires toy guns sold to be brightly colored or have colored striping down the barrel.
His investigation found 1,337 were sold in New York City.
This summer, retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears, Kmart and Amazon agreed to keep realistic toy guns off their shelves in New York.
In November, a Cleveland police officer fatally shot a 12-year-old holding a realistic-looking pellet gun.
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