Toys R Us Recalls High-Powered Magnet Sets Due to Ingestion Hazards

Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed.

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Buckyballs high-powered magnet sets 

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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.

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Toys R Us, at (800) 869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Sundays, or online at, then click on About Us, then select “Safety” at the top of the page, and then “Click here” under Product Recalls.

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About 60

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This recall involves high-powered magnets sets with the brand name Buckyballs. The sets contain 216 silver-colored, spherical rare earth magnets, each about five millimeters in diameter.

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Toys R Us has received no reports of injuries. CPSC has received 54 reports of incidents involving children ingesting high-powered magnets resulting in 53 reports of medical intervention.  

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Consumers should stop using the recalled high-powered magnet sets immediately, take all associated individual magnets away from children and teenagers and contact Toys R Us as listed above for a full refund. Toys R Us will contact each purchasing customer directly to coordinate the recall. Returns of the magnet sets will not be accepted in stores.    

[Missing text /cpscGlobals/recallSoldAtLabels/soldat for vi-VN] and retailers nationwide from November 2010 through July 2012 for about $40.

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Maxfield & Oberton LLC

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