Stucky Balls Powerful Rare Earth Magnet Sets recalled due to ingestion hazard
- Starting date:
- August 13, 2020
- Posting date:
- August 13, 2020
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items, Toys
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Stucky Balls Powerful Rare Earth Magnet Sets.
These sets contain small powerful rare earth magnets which, if ingested, can pinch together and create a blockage and slowly tear through the intestinal walls, causing perforations.
What to do:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnet sets and return the product to the place of purchase for a refund.
Stucky Balls Powerful Rare Earth Magnet Sets
This recall involves Stucky Balls Powerful Rare Earth Magnet sets. Rare earth magnets are small and powerful magnetic balls that can be used to build sculptures, puzzles, patterns, shapes, etc.
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Health Canada has determined that these magnet sets may pose a danger to human health and safety because they contain small powerful magnets which can be easily swallowed or inhaled by children. Unlike other small objects that would be more likely to pass normally through the digestive system if swallowed, when more than one small powerful magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract one another while travelling through the digestive system. The magnets can then pinch together and create a blockage and slowly tear though the intestinal walls, causing perforations.
The results of swallowing small powerful magnets can be very serious and life-threatening. Swallowing incidents have often resulted in considerable damage to the gastrointestinal tissues and required emergency surgical treatment. For survivors, there can be long-term health consequences.
As of August 4, 2020 Showcase has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.
Visit the Health Canada Advisory for related information on magnet sets.
The company reported that 154 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold in June 2020.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China
Osiris Inc. operating as Showcase
Yiwu Yibing Import and Export Co., Ltd
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnet sets and return the magnet sets to the place of purchase for a refund.
For more information, consumers may contact Showcase by email.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.