Recalled: Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Magnetic Toys
Mon, Mar 17, 2008 (BabyCenter News) Ã¢â‚¬â€ Mega Brands has announced a recall of about 1.1 million Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. preschool magnetic toys in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The company also recalled 1.3 million magnetic toy action figures today.
Small magnets inside the toys can detach and be swallowed or breathed in by young children. If multiple magnets are swallowed, the magnets may attract one another inside the body and cause intestinal tears or blockages, which can be fatal. Mega brands has received 19 reports of magnets detaching, including one report of an 18-month-old who chewed on, but did not swallow, one of the magnets.
The Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. toys include small, flexible animals, vehicles, and building sets embedded with magnets that allow the child to connect these parts to large, colored metal balls. The model number is printed on the front of the product’s packaging. See the chart below for more details
|Magtastik Starter Set||427|
|Jumbo 24 Piece Bag||456|
|12 Piece Mag Bag||462|
|40 Piece Tub||468|
|Magnimals Ã¢â‚¬â€ Monkey||424|
|Magnimals Ã¢â‚¬â€ Dinosaur||426|
|Mag Mobile Assortment||433|
|Magnimals Bonus Pack||446|
The toys were 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. They were made in China.
What you can do:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Take the recalled toy away from your child immediately and contact Mega Brands for a free replacement toy.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ For additional information, call Mega Brands toll-free at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ See a photo of the recalled magnetic toys on the CPSC’s website
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