Recall: Mag Stix Magnetic Building Sets
On 2007-07-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Mag Stix Magnetic Building Sets due to a potential internal injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $3.00.
About 800 units are involved in this Kipp Brothers magnetic building set recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Magnets & Magnetic Building Sets category in 2007.
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 plastic sticks 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 perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled Mag Stix sets contain 24 pieces including twelve 1-inch sticks, four 2.25-inch sticks, and eight metal balls. The sticks are yellow, green, blue and rust-colored. Item No. 40330 Made in China and UPC number 7 7704 40330 1 are printed on the packaging.
These items were sold new+ at Kipp Brothers' showroom, Fall 2005 catalog and Web site (order # NB8141) from September 2005 through March 2006 for about $3.
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 these recalled toys away from children and contact Kipp Brothers for instructions on returning the product for a full refund (including shipping).
For additional information, call Kipp Brothers at (800)428-1153 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the Web site at www.kipptoys.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC has received one report of an eight-year-old girl who was hospitalized after swallowing loose magnets. Extensive surgery was required to remove the magnets and repair intestinal perforations.
+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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