Buckyballs high-powered magnet sets

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Toys R Us Recalls High-Powered Magnet Sets Due to Ingestion Hazards

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: April 15, 2013
Recall number: 13-732

Recall Summary
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.

Remedy:
Refund

Consumer Contact:
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.

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Recall Details

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 highpowered 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
ToysRUs.com and retailers nationwide from November 2010 through July 2012 for about $40.

Manufactured in
China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

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.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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