Archived - 53 different Polly Pocket™ toys, 11 different Doggie Day Care® toys, 1 One Piece™ toy, 4 Batman™ toys, and an accessory part for 1 Barbie® toy
- Starting date:
- August 1, 2007
- Posting date:
- August 1, 2007
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Childrens' Products, Toys
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
53 different Polly Pocket™ toys, 11 different Doggie Day Care® toys, 1 One Piece™ toy, 4 Batman™ toys, and an accessory part for 1 Barbie® toy
This is an expansion of an earlier Mattel recall issued in November 2006. The expanded recall is due to increased reports of small magnets separating from the toys.
For further details and the full release see:
Mattel announces expanded recall of toys
For the full US CPSC releases and pictures:
- Additional Reports of Magnets Detaching from Polly Pocket™ Play Sets Prompts Expanded Recall by Mattel
- Mattel Recalls Doggie Day Care™ Magnetic Toys Due to Magnets Coming Loose
- Mattel Recalls Barbie and Tanner™ Magnetic Toys Due to Magnets Coming Loose
- Mattel Recalls Batman™ and One Piece™ Magnetic Action Figure Sets Due To Magnets Coming Loose
Mattel Canada Inc. indicates that the majority of toys currently on store shelves have been made using a different process which eliminates the problem of the magnets separating from the toys.
Tiny powerful magnets inside the toys can fall out. If a child swallows more than one magnet, the magnets can attract to each other across the intestines and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.
In the US, there have been many reports of small magnets detaching from the toys and three reports of serious injuries to children after swallowing more than one magnet. The children, aged 2, 7 and 8 years suffered intestinal perforation and required surgery.
A description of the hazard can be found in the Healthy Canadians':
Magnets small size, serious risk
Approximately 890,000 units of the affected toys were sold across Canada.
Time period sold
All toys were manufactured from 2002 through January 31, 2007.
Mattel Canada Inc.
What you should do
Consumers are instructed to immediately take these products away from children. Look for and remove any small magnets that may have separated from the toys. Consumers can contact the company at 1-888-597-6597, or visit the company's Web site at Mattel Customer Relations Answer Center to arrange for a refund voucher.
A full list of toys under recall can be found on the company's Web-site Mattel.