Recall: Super Magnets
On 2007-12-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Super Magnets due to a potential internal injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2005 for about $1.00.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Man's Trading super magnet recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th 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?
The magnet attached to the bottom of a small toy panda can detach. If swallowed or aspirated by young children, the magnets can attract each other internally and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The ½-inch toys are shaped and painted to resemble panda bears. A small magnet is attached to the bottom of the toy. "Super Magnets" and the MTC logo are printed on the front of the packaging. The magnet toys are sold eight to a package.
These items were sold new+ at Dollar and gift stores nationwide from September 2005 through November 2007 for about $1.
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 take the recalled toy away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.
For additional information, contact MTC at (800)388-7228 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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