Hazard: Magnet Ingestion
Recall Date: 2007-12-21
Recall: 4168 – 08149
Product Name: Man’s Trading (MTC) Super Magnet Toys
Description: Super Magnet Toys Recalled by MTC Due to 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 December 21, 2007 Release #08-149 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 388-7228 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Super Magnet Toys Recalled by MTC Due to 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: Super Magnets Units: About 2,800 Importer: Man’s Trading Company, of Brisbane, Calif. Hazard: 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. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: 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. Sold at: Dollar and gift stores nationwide from September 2005 through November 2007 for about $1. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toy away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumer Contact: 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
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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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