High Powered Magnet Balls Recalled by SCS Direct Due to Risk of Ingestion; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com

If two or more magnets are swallowed they can link together inside a child’s intestines. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.

Recall date: January 31, 2013
Recall number: 13-112
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  • Magnet Balls "The Original"

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    Magnet Balls "The Original"

  • Magnet Balls "Rainbow Bright Edition"

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    Magnet Balls "Rainbow Bright Edition"

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Magnet Balls® Manipulative Magnet Sets

Hazard:

When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.

Consumer Contact:

SCS Direct; toll-free at (888) 749-1387, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also email the firm at recall@scsdirectinc.com.

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Recall Details

Units

About 106,000

Description

This recall involves all Magnet Balls® The Original and Rainbow Bright interactive magnet sets sold in a cylindrical silver tin. Each puzzle set contains 216 spherical high-powered magnets that are 5mm in diameter. The magnets were sold in silver and multi-color sets.

Incidents/Injuries

No incidents or injuries have been reported to SCS Direct. CPSC has received 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion of other high powered magnets, resulting in 79 reports seeking medical intervention.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnets and contact SCS Direct for instructions on returning the product for a $20 store credit.

Sold exclusively at

Amazon.com from August 2010 through May 2012 for about $20.

Manufacturer

SCS Direct Inc., of Stratford, Conn

Manufactured in

China

  • Magnet Balls "The Original"

  • Magnet Balls "Rainbow Bright Edition"