Toysmith Toy Science - Magnets 8 Piece Set recalled due to ingestion hazard
- Starting date:
- May 11, 2021
- Posting date:
- May 11, 2021
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Last updated: 2021-05-11
- Product: Toysmith Toy Science - Magnets 8 Piece Set
- Issue: Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the magnets do not meet the magnetic force requirements of the Toys Regulations and pose an ingestion hazard.
- What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnet set and return product to place of purchase for a refund.
Toysmith Toy Science - Magnets 8 Piece Set
This recall involves Toysmith Toy Science - Magnets Set. The magnet set consists of a set of 8 magnets, which are silver and red in colour. The product can be identified by UPC 085761073647, and Item number 7364. This recall is limited to the following production date codes which can be found on the back label (above the UPC) and on the back of the long magnet: 12/18/120, 04/19/120, 05/19/120, 06/19/120 & 07/19/120.
Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the magnets do not meet the magnetic force requirements of the Toys Regulations and pose an ingestion hazard.
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 May 7, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries.
For more information on the danger of swallowing magnets, please see magnet safety. For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see the General Toy Safety Tips.
The company has reported that 1,596 units of the recalled magnet sets were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The recalled toy magnet sets were sold from January, 2019 to September, 2019.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China
What you should do
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy magnet set away from children and return to place of purchase for a full refund.
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.