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Recall: Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys

Units: About 1.1 million

Distributor: MEGA Brands America Inc., of Livingston, N.J.

Hazard: Magnets in the small flexible parts of the animals, vehicles and building sets can detach. 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 perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: MEGA Brands and CPSC have received 19 reports of magnets coming loose, including one report of a 3-year-old boy receiving medical treatment to remove a magnet from his nasal cavity and one report of an 18-month-old boy with a magnet in his mouth, which was not swallowed.

Description: The Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys include small flexible parts embedded with magnets that allow the parts to connect to large, colored metal balls.




Name of Product Model #   Name of Product Model #
Magtastik Starter Set427 40 Piece Tub468
Magtastik Deluxe Set428 Deluxe New Starter Set467
Primary429 Wonder Coaster465
Primary Starter431 Starter Set – New Parts496
Car434 Magnimals – Monkey424
Helicopter435 Magnimals – Dog425
Fun Pack448 Magnimals – Dinosaur426
Jumbo 24 Piece Bag456 Magnimals Assortment423
Round Bag461 Mag Mobile Assortment433
12 Piece Mag Bag462 Magnimals Pet Set436
Target Bucket466 Magnimals Bonus Pack446
   Easter Pack469
The model number is printed on the front of the product’s packaging.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, K-Mart and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007 for between $10 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately and return them to MEGA Brands for a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MEGA Brands at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.megabrands.com

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