Recall: High-Powered Magnet Desk Toy by Dynocube.com
On 2012-12-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding High-Powered Magnet Desk Toy by Dynocube.com due to a potential internal injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2011 for about $20.
About 500 units are involved in this Reiss Innovations 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 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 14 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 212-8314
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What is the problem?
When two or more magnets are swallowed, they 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 high-powered magnet sets sold under the DynoCube.com brand name for use as a novelty item or desk toy. Each set contains 216 small, silver-colored, spherical magnets that are approximately 5 millimeters in diameter.
These items were sold new+ at Amazon.com/Dynocube.com from July 2011 through April 2012 for about $20.
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 stop using the recalled magnet sets immediately and contact Reiss Innovations for instructions on returning the magnet sets for a full refund.
Reiss Innovations; toll-free at (866)212-8314, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.DynoCube.com and click on the recall button on the top right-hand side of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Reiss Innovations has received no reports of incidents or injuries. CPSC has received 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion of other high powered magnets, resulting in 79 reports seeking medical intervention.
+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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