Consumer product recall

Archived – Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Systems – Toy Magnet

Starting date:
February 1, 2008
Posting date:
February 1, 2008
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001632

Affected products

Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Systems – Toy Magnet

Product description

This recall involves the 180-piece (item number BB1431H) Magnabild Magnetic Building System sets.

This set comes in a rotating display case that contains 2.54 cm (1 inch) rods with magnets and metal balls. The pieces come in different colours.

All of the plastic building pieces have the word "Magnabild" in raised lettering on them. The item number is found on a hang tag attached to the set.

The product is designed for children older than three years.

Hazard identified

Small magnets inside the building pieces can fall out.

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.

Number sold

Approximately 14,612 units were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

From August to September 2005

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Retailer

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.

Ottawa

Ontario

CANADA

Tel: 1-800-463-3783

Distributor

Maison Joseph Battat Ltd.

8440 Darnley Road

Montréal

H4T 1M4

Quebec

CANADA

Tel: 1-800-361-7899

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled Magnabild Magnetic Building System away from children.

Consumers may contact Maison Joseph Battat Ltd. to receive a pre-paid mailer to return the toy and to receive a free replacement product.

For additional information, contact Maison Joseph Battat Ltd. at 1-800-361-7899 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at Battat Company.