Recall: Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Toys or Sets
On 2008-03-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Toys or Sets due to a potential internal injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2005 for about $20.00 to $35.00.
About 7,000 units are involved in this Battat magnetic building toy recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd 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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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 108-piece (item number BB1439H) and the 68-piece (item number BAT-34) Magnabild Magnetic Building System sets. The 108-piece set comes in a rotating display case containing sixty 1-inch rods with magnets and 48 metal balls. The 68-piece set comes in a window box and contains forty-four 1-inch rods with magnets and 24 metal balls. The rods come in different colors. All of the plastic building pieces have the word "Magnabild" in raised lettering on them. "BB1439H" is found on a hang tag attached to the display case. "BAT-34" is found on the box. The products are designed for children older than three years.
These items were sold new+ at Various retailers nationwide and online sellers from July 2005 through February 2008 for between $20 and $35.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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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 Inc. at (800)247-6144 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET or visit the firm's Web site at www.battatco.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC and Battat have received 16 reports of magnets coming out of the building pieces. No injuries have been reported. No incidents have been reported with models BB1439 and BAT-34.
+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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