Battat Recalls Additional Magnetic Construction Sets; Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2008
Release #08-221

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 247-6144
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Battat Recalls Additional Magnetic Construction Sets; Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards

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 Product: Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Toys or Sets

Units: About 7,000 (125,000 other Battat Magnabild Building Systems were recalled on January 23, 2008)

Distributor: Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Hazard: Small magnets inside the building pieces can fall out. 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: CPSC and Battat have received 16 reports of magnets coming out of the building pieces. No injuries have been reported. No incidents have been reported with models BB1439 and BAT-34.

Description: This recall involves the 108-piece (item number BB1439H) and the 68-piece (item number BAT-34) Magnabild Magnetic Building System sets. The 108-piece set comes in a rotating display case containing sixty 1-inch rods with magnets and 48 metal balls. The 68-piece set comes in a window box and contains forty-four 1-inch rods with magnets and 24 metal balls. The rods come in different colors. All of the plastic building pieces have the word “Magnabild” in raised lettering on them. “BB1439H” is found on a hang tag attached to the display case. “BAT-34” is found on the box. The products are designed for children older than three years.

Sold at: Various retailers nationwide and online sellers from July 2005 through February 2008 for between $20 and $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled Magnabild Magnetic Building System away from children and contact Battat to receive a pre-paid mailer to return the toy and to receive a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Battat Inc. at (800) 247-6144 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s Web site at www.battatco.com

Picture of Recalled Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Toys or Sets

Item Number BAT-34
68-Piece Set


Picture of Recalled Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Toys or Sets

Item Number 1439H
108-Piece Set