Consumer product recall

Archived – MEGA Brands MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures

Starting date:
March 1, 2008
Posting date:
March 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-500001655

Affected products

MEGA Brands MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures

Product description

The MagnaMan magnetic toys are action figures that have body parts that attach with magnets. They come in either a "Futuristic Warrior" or "Ancient Warrior" theme. Each action figure comes with three accessories.

The following MagnaMan toys are included in the recall:

  1. Alien, Green, Model: 28170
  2. Robotor, Red, Model: 28171
  3. Flame, Orange, Model: 28172
  4. Gigantor, Blue, Model: 28173
  5. Toyoto the Samurai, Purple, Model: 28164
  6. Sir Lancelot the Knight, Gray, Model: 28165
  7. Eric the Viking, Blue, Model: 28166
  8. Brutus the Gladiator, Yellow, Model: 28167
  9. Robot Assortment, Model: 28198
  10. Vac Metal, Model: 28327
  11. 4-Pack, Model: 28175
  12. 3-Pack, Model: 28393
  13. 2-Pack, Model: 28392
  14. Vac Metal Assortment, Model: 28327
  15. Assortment, Models: 28254 and 28199

Hazard identified

Small magnets inside the figures can detach. Detached magnets can be swallowed or inhaled. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract to each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

Health Canada has not received reports of ingestion incidents with the recalled toys.

For more information on the hazards of ingesting small magnets, visit the Healthy Canadians page on Magnets.

Number sold

Approximately 90,400 MagnaMan toys were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

From January 2006 to March 2008

Companies

Distributor

MEGA Brands Inc.

Montreal

CANADA

Tel: 1-800-779-7122

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What you should do

Consumers are instructed to immediately take the recalled toys away from children, and look for and remove any small magnets that may have detached from the toys.

MEGA Brands Inc. can be contacted for a free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact MEGA Brands at 1-800-779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site.