Hazard: Magnet Ingestion
Recall Date: 2008-03-17
Recall: 4251 – 08222
Product Name: MagnaMan Alien, Robotor, Flame, Gigantor Magnetic Toy Figures
Description: MEGA Brands Recalls MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures; Ingested 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 March 17, 2008 Release #08-222 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 779-7122 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 MEGA Brands Recalls MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures; Ingested 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: MagnaMan Magnetic Toy Figures Units: About 1.3 million Distributor: MEGA Brands America Inc., of Livingston, N.J. Hazard: Small magnets inside the figures 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 25 reports of magnets coming loose from the figures. No injuries have been reported. Description: The recalled MagnaMan magnetic toys are figures that have body parts that attach with magnets. They come in either a “Futuristic Warrior” or “Ancient Warrior” theme. Each figure comes with three accessories. Name Color Model # Name Model # Alien Green 28170 Robot Assortment 28198 Robotor Red 28171 Vac Metal 28327 Flame Orange 28172 4-Pack 28175 Gigantor Blue 28173 3-Pack 28393 Toyoto the Samurai Purple 28164 2-Pack 28392 Sir Lancelot the Knight Gray 28165 Vac Metal Assortment 28327 Eric the Viking Blue 28166 Assortment 28254 or 28199 Brutus the Gladiator Yellow 28167 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 about $10. 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 Consumers can also view a video clip (transcript) about this recall. This is in “streaming video” format.
U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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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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