Recall: Design Ideas and Neatlife Rubber Ducky Magnets, and Design Ideas Blowfish and Splat Magnets
On 2014-03-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Design Ideas and Neatlife Rubber Ducky Magnets, and Design Ideas Blowfish and Splat Magnets due to a potential Internal injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2007 for about $10.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Design Ideas magnet 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 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 14 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 426-6394
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What is the problem?
The small magnets can easily detach from the product. If swallowed, magnets can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves miniature office and refrigerator magnets sold in the shape of a duck, blowfish and a splat. A small magnet is affixed to the underside of the brightly colored plastic objects which were sold in sets of four or six. Model number 3205121 (duck), 993205114 (duck), 3205122 (blowfish) or 3205078 (splat) is printed on the bottom of the packaging. "Magnets" and the Design Ideas' logo are printed on the front of the package.
Information on where these items sold new+: Rubber ducky magnets were sold at Nordstrom's Rack stores, novelty and gift stores, book stores and art stores nationwide from March 2007 through September 2013 for about $10. Blowfish magnets were sold at novelty and gift stores, book stores and art stores nationwide from March 2007 through March 2011 for about $10. Splat magnets were sold at CB2 stores, novelty and gift stores, office supply stores and art stores nationwide from November 2012 to February 2014 for about $10.
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 stop using the recalled magnets place them out of reach of children and contact Design Ideas for a refund.
Design Ideas at (800) 426-6394 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and www.designideas.net¬† and click on "Safety Notices and Patents" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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