MEGA Brands Recalls Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-School Magnetic Toys; Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards
Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-School Magnetic Toys
Sold at: Wal-Mart Stores
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
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Units: About 1.1 million
Distributor: MEGA Brands America Inc., of Livingston, N.J
Hazard: Magnets in the small flexible parts of the animals, vehicles and building sets can detach. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: MEGA Brands and CPSC have received 19 reports of magnets coming loose, including one report of a 3-year-old boy receiving medical treatment to remove a magnet from his nasal cavity and one report of an 18-month-old boy with a magnet in his mouth, which was not swallowed.
Description: The Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys include small flexible parts embedded with magnets that allow the parts to connect to large, colored metal balls.
Name of Product Model # Name of Product Model #
Magtastik Starter Set 427 40 Piece Tub 468
Magtastik Deluxe Set 428 Deluxe New Starter Set 467
Primary 429 Wonder Coaster 465
Primary Starter 431 Starter Set – New Parts 496
Car 434 Magnimals – Monkey 424
Helicopter 435 Magnimals – Dog 425
Fun Pack 448 Magnimals – Dinosaur 426
Jumbo 24 Piece Bag 456 Magnimals Assortment 423
Round Bag 461 Mag Mobile Assortment 433
12 Piece Mag Bag 462 Magnimals Pet Set 436
Target Bucket 466 Magnimals Bonus Pack 446
Easter Pack 469
The model number is printed on the front of the product’s packaging.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, K-Mart and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007 for between $10 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately and return them to MEGA Brands for a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MEGA Brands at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.megabrands.com