Additional Reports of Magnets Detaching from Polly Pocket Play Sets Prompts Expanded Recall by Mattel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2007
Release #07-273

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 597-6597
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Additional Reports of Magnets Detaching from Polly Pocket Play Sets Prompts Expanded Recall by Mattel

 

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

Name of Products: Various Polly Pocket dolls and accessories with magnets

Units: About 7.3 million play sets (about 2.4 million play sets were recalled on November 21, 2006)

Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.

Hazard: Small magnets inside the dolls and accessories can come loose. The magnets can be found by young children and swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: Since the previous recall announcement, Mattel has received more than 400 additional reports of magnets coming loose. CPSC was aware in the first recall announcement of 170 reports of the magnets coming out of the recalled toys. There had been three reports of serious injuries to children who swallowed more than one magnet. All three suffered intestinal perforations that required surgery.

Description: The recalled Polly Pocket play sets contain plastic dolls and accessories that have small magnets. The magnets measure 1/8 inch in diameter and are embedded in the hands and feet of some dolls, and in the plastic clothing, hairpieces and other accessories to help the pieces attach to the doll or to the doll’s house. The model number is printed on the bottom of the largest pieces on some of the play sets. Products manufactured after November 1, 2006 and are currently on store shelves are not included in this recall. Contact Mattel if you cannot find a model number on your product to determine if it is part of the recall.

Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers from May 2003 through November 2006 for between $15 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the customer’s choice, up to the value of the returned product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.service.mattel.com

Note: by clicking on any of the images below, you can view a larger version.

Polly Pocket Magnetic Play SetsItem NumberProduct Image
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Hangin' Out House™ Playset B2632 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Treetop Clubhouse™ Playset B3158 Click For Larger Image
Polly Pocket!™ Spa Day™ Caboodle Asst. B3201 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Gameroom Garage™ Playset B3211 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Totally Tiki Diner™ Playset B7118 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Boutique G8605 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ City Pretty™ Playset (Lila™) H1537 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Sporty Style™ Playset (Lea™) H1538 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Totally Zen™ Playset (Shani™) H3211 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Fashion Polly™ Happenin' Pet Salon™ Playset 55503 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Magnetic Additions Assortment B2631 Picture not available
Polly Pocket!™ Lunchbox Cafe™ Playset B3203 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ School Time Fun™ Playset B3204 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Lip Gloss Studio™ Playset B3207 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Glitter Boutique™ Playset B3209 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Dip N' Dive Pool™ Playset B3210 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Birthday Suprise (INTL) B3396 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Dazzlin' Pet Show™ Divine Dogs™ B7078 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Dazzlin' Pet Show™ Magic Rabbits™ B7082 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Sweet Treats™ Playset B7125 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Mailbox Surprise™ Playset B7127 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Stretch Polly Disco Lamp B7128 Picture not available
Polly Pocket!™ Jewlery Box Bedroom™ Playset B7129 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Polly Place™ Party On The Go!™ Playset B8478 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Spa Day™ Playset B9521 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Lunchbox Cafe™ Playset B9522 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ School Time Fun™ Playset B9523 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Glitter Puff B9525 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Spa Day™ Playset B9578 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Boutique On The Go™ Playset B9929 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Mailbox Surprise™ Playset C0504 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Jewelry Box Bedroom™ Playset C0505 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Disco Lamp C1341 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Disco Lamp C1342 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Mermaid Stars™ Playset G8602 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Quick Click™ Playset G8606 Picture not available
Polly Pocket!™ Snow Cool™ Hotel Playset G8612 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ House of Style™ Playset G8614 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Totally Beadiful™ Jewelry Maker G8615 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Quick Click™ Penthouse G8616 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Movie Time™ Playset (Lila™) H1553 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollywood™ Limo-Scene™ Vehicle J1659 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollywood™ Dial-A-Style™ Lila™ Doll J1661 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollywood™ Dial-A-Style™ Lea™ Doll J1662 Click For Larger Image
Polly Pocket!™ Stickin' 2 Style™ Doll J1670 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Rockin' Theme Park™ Playset J1681 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Dress N' Drive™ Lounge Playset J1687 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Theme Park Party™ Quick Clik™ Doll and Fashions J1695 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Quick Clik™ Polly™ Doll J4169 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Quick Clik™ Crissy™ Doll J4170 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Quick Clik™ Lea™ Doll J4171 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Quick Clik™ Shanil™ Doll J4172 Click For Larger Image
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Costume Cart (Lea™) Playset J9305 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Gift Shop (Lila™) Playset J9306 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Twirl & Swirl™ Beauty Case J9648 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Dial-A Song Polly Fashions J9965 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Kerstie Fashions J9966 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Pollyworld™ Rockin' Tour Bus™ K3460 Picture of Recalled Toy
Polly Pocket!™ Quik-Clik™ Pool Party™ Playset (Lila™) H1554 Picture of Recalled Toy