Recall Date: April 15, 2013
Recall Number: 13-732
Name of product: Buckyballs high-powered magnet sets
Hazard: When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child’s intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.
Consumer Contact: Call Toys R Us, at (800) 869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Sundays, or online at www.toysrus.com, then click on About Us, then select “Safety” at the top of the page, and then “Click here” under Product Recalls.
Units: About 60
Description: This recall involves high-powered magnets sets with the brand name Buckyballs. The sets contain 216 silver-colored, spherical rare earth magnets, each about five millimeters in diameter.
Incidents/Injuries: Toys R Us has received no reports of injuries. CPSC has received 54 reports of incidents involving children ingesting high-powered magnets resulting in 53 reports of medical intervention.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled high-powered magnet sets immediately, take all associated individual magnets away from children and teenagers and contact Toys R Us as listed above for a full refund. Toys R Us will contact each purchasing customer directly to coordinate the recall. Returns of the magnet sets will not be accepted in stores.
Sold at: ToysRUs.com and retailers nationwide from November 2010 through July 2012 for about $40.
Importer: Maxfield & Oberton LLC
Manufactured in: China