Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with MEGA Brands America Inc., announced a voluntary recall of Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys. 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.

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. The toys were 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. The recall includes the following models. The model number is printed on the front of the product’s packaging.

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