Consumer product recall

Archived – MEGA Brands Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-School Magnetic Toys

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-500001656

Affected products

MEGA Brands Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-School Magnetic Toys

Product description

The MEGA Brands Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. toys are sets of colourful flexible parts (animals, vehicles and building components) that have embedded magnets that allow the parts to connect to large coloured metal balls.

The following Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. toys are included in the recall:

  1. Magtastik Starter Set, Model: 427
  2. Magtastik Deluxe Set, Model: 428
  3. Primary, Model: 429
  4. Primary Starter, Model: 431
  5. Car, Model: 434
  6. Helicopter, Model: 435
  7. Fun Pack, Model: 448
  8. Jumbo 24 Piece Bag, Model: 456
  9. Round Bag, Model: 461
  10. 12 piece Mag Bag, Model: 462
  11. Target Bucket, Model: 466
  12. 40 Piece Tub, Model: 468
  13. Deluxe New Starter Set, Model: 467
  14. Wonder Coaster, Model: 465
  15. Starter Set - New Parts, Model: 496
  16. Magnimals - Monkey, Model: 424
  17. Magnimals - Dog, Model: 425
  18. Magnimals - Dinosaur, Model: 426
  19. Magnimals Assortment, Model: 423
  20. Mag Mobile Assortment, Model: 433
  21. Magnimals Pet Set, Model: 436
  22. Magnimals Bonus Pack, Model: 446
  23. Easter Pack, Model: 469

Hazard identified

Small magnets inside the toy pieces 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 303,000 Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. toys were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

From January 2005 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 website.