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MEGA Brands recalls Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. pre-school magnetic toys

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys

Units: About 1.1 million

Distributor: MEGA Brands America Inc., of Livingston, N.J.

Hazard: Magnets in the small flexible parts of the animals, vehicles and building sets can detach. 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.

Incidents/Injuries: MEGA Brands and CPSC have received 19 reports of magnets coming loose, including one report of a 3-year-old boy receiving medical treatment to remove a magnet from his nasal cavity and one report of an 18-month-old boy with a magnet in his mouth, which was not swallowed.

Description: The Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys include small flexible parts embedded with magnets that allow the parts to connect to large, colored metal balls.

Name of Product

Model #

  

Name of Product

Model #

Magtastik Starter Set

427

40 Piece Tub

468

Magtastik Deluxe Set

428

Deluxe New Starter Set

467

Primary

429

Wonder Coaster

465

Primary Starter

431

Starter Set - New Parts

496

Car

434

Magnimals - Monkey

424

Helicopter

435

Magnimals - Dog

425

Fun Pack

448

Magnimals - Dinosaur

426

Jumbo 24 Piece Bag

456

Magnimals Assortment

423

Round Bag

461

Mag Mobile Assortment

433

12 Piece Mag Bag

462

Magnimals Pet Set

436

Target Bucket

466

Magnimals Bonus Pack

446

Easter Pack

469

The model number is printed on the front of the product's packaging.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, K-Mart and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007 for between $10 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately and return them to MEGA Brands for a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MEGA Brands at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.megabrands.com

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