Recall: Magnetic Travel Maps with Magnets
On 2016-08-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Magnetic Travel Maps with Magnets due to a potential Internal Injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2015 for about $225.
About 5,000 units are involved in this (s)Cinmar magnets 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 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 14 million product units.
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What is the problem?
When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside the 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 World Magnetic Travel Maps with a burlwood frame. The world maps measure 54 inches wide and 36 inches tall and come with 50 magnetic markers. The maps affected by this recall have item number 145684. The item number is printed on the packaging.
These items were sold new+ at Frontgate retail and outlet stores and online at www.frontgate.com from October 2015 through March 2016 for about $225.
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 magnetic markers that came with the product, keep them out of reach of children and dispose of them or recycle them. Cinmar is contacting consumers who purchased the products directly and will provide instructions on how to receive replacement magnets.
Cinmar toll-free at 888-263-9850 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.frontgate.com and click on "Safety Recall Notices" at the bottom of the page 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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