Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Recalls Foam Pumpkin Turkey Craft Kit Due to Risk of Magnet Ingestion Hazard

Magnets used to hold the pumpkin pieces together can become loose. If a child swallows these magnets, they can link together inside a child’s intestines and cause serious health issues.

Recall date: November 21, 2012
Recall number: 13-046
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    Foam Pumpkin Turkey Craft Kit

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Foam Pumpkin Turkey Craft Kit

Hazard:

Magnets holding the pumpkin shell pieces together can become loose, posing an ingestion hazard to young children. If swallowed, these magnets 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:

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores toll free at 888-739-4120, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.joann.com/ - go to the PRODUCT RECALL link on the bottom right corner of the page

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Recall Details

Units

About 1,800

Description

The recalled product is an adult seasonal craft item that, when assembled, resembles a turkey with a pumpkin-shaped body. Before assembly, the product resembles a pumpkin that has been cut in half. The kit comes with various foam pieces that are used to decorate the outer pumpkin shell and has six small magnets that hold the pieces together. The product is packaged in a round, clear plastic container.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kit and return it for a full refund to any Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store.

Sold at

The recalled products were sold exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide from August of 2012 to October of 2012 for approximately $8.

Importer

Jo-Ann Stores Inc., of Hudson, Ohio

Manufacturer

Ningbo Golden Time Gifts and Crafts, of China

Manufactured in

China

  • Foam Pumpkin Turkey Craft Kit