Hazard: Magnet Ingestion
Recall Date: 2007-10-23
Recall: 4054 – 08039
Description: Game Pieces Sold with “Cars” Backpacks Recalled By Global Design Concepts; Detached Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2007 Release #08-039 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 848-4070 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Game Pieces Sold with “Cars” Backpacks Recalled By Global Design Concepts; Detached Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Magnetic Game Pieces sold with “Cars” Themed Backpacks Units: About 110,000 Importer: Global Design Concepts Inc., of New York, N.Y. Hazard: Small magnets inside the four game pieces that were sold with the “Cars” backpack can fall out of their plastic enclosure. 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. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of a magnet that became loose. No injuries have been reported. Description: The 12 inch “Cars” Backpack was sold with four sealed game pieces that contain magnets. The game pieces included a red plastic car; a blue plastic car; and two red and black plastic disks that have “GAS,” “OIL” and “SERVICE” printed in red letters on the black perimeter of the disks. “Warning: Choking Hazard-Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years” is printed on the backpack hangtag. “Disney Presents a PIXAR film” is printed on the gray vinyl front of the backpack. Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2007 through September 2007 for about $13. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled game pieces away from young children and contact the Cars Backpack Recall hotline for instructions on returning the recalled game pieces for a free replacement “Cars” wallet or equivalent product. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Cars Backpack Recall hotline toll-free at (877) 848-4070 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the www.carsbackpackrecall.com
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CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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