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Recall: Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Systems

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On 2008-01-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Systems due to a potential internal injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2005 for about $30.00 to $40.00.

About 100,000 units are involved in this Battat magnetic building systems recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Magnets & Magnetic Building Sets category in 2008. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 12 million product units.

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Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Systems
Image of Recalled Item Number BB1502H 293-Piece Magnabild Magnetic Building System 830377
Image of Recalled Item Number BB1431H 180-Piece Magnabild Magnetic Building System 403715
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What is the problem?

Small magnets inside the building pieces can fall out. 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.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves the 293-piece (item number BB1502H) and the 180-piece (item number BB1431H) Magnabild Magnetic Building System sets. Both sets come in rotating display cases that contain 1-inch and 4-inch rods with magnets, curved 1-inch rods, triangle and square pieces with magnets, square-shaped plastic building pieces, triangles and 5-sided pieces, and metal balls. The pieces come in different colors. All of the plastic building pieces, except the 4-inch flexible rods, have the word "Magnabild" in raised lettering on them. The item number is found on a hang tag attached to the set. The product is designed for children older than three years.

These items were sold new+ at Various retailers nationwide and online sellers from 2005 through 2007 for between $30 and $40.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately take the recalled Magnabild Magnetic Building System away from children and contact Battat to receive a pre-paid mailer to return the toy and to receive a free replacement product.

For additional information, contact Battat at (800)247-6144 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.battatco.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

CPSC and Battat have received 16 reports of magnets coming out of the long flexible rods, 1-inch rods, and of the corners of square building pieces. No injuries have been reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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