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CPSC Warns Consumers to Immediately Stop Using Guo Yumei/Ssping Magnetic Games Due to Ingestion Hazard; Violation of Federal Safety Regulations for Magnet Toys

Release Date: May 30, 2024
  • Guo Yumei/Ssping Magnetic Game (Front of Box)
    Guo Yumei/Ssping Magnetic Game (Front of Box)
  • Guo Yumei/Ssping Magnetic Game (Game Contents)
    Guo Yumei/Ssping Magnetic Game (Game Contents)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to immediately stop using and dispose of Guo Yumei/Ssping Magnetic Game because the loose, hazardous magnets pose a risk of serious injury or death if ingested by children. 

CPSC testing determined the magnets do not comply with the requirements of the mandatory federal regulation for magnet toys because they contain one or more magnets that fit within CPSC’s small parts cylinder, and the magnets are stronger than permitted.  

When high-powered magnets are swallowed, the ingested magnets can attract to each other, or to another metal object, and become lodged in the digestive system. This can result in perforations, twisting and/or blockage of the intestines, infection, blood poisoning and death.  

CPSC estimates 2,400 magnet ingestions were treated in hospital emergency departments from 2017 through 2021. CPSC is aware of eight deaths since 2005 involving the ingestion of hazardous magnets, including two outside of the United States.

CPSC issued a Notice of Violation to the seller, Guo Yumei/Ssping, but the firm has not agreed to recall the Magnet Game or offer a remedy to consumers.

The games were sold in a blue box with the word “Magnetic” on the front of the box. The game includes about 20 loose black magnets, a yellow string, and a plastic drawstring storage bag with a cartoon of a bear and the words “Popular Broun” on the front of the bag and the words “Especially for You” on the back of the bag. CPSC identified this violation as a result of import surveillance. Based upon its review of similar products, CPSC believes the magnet games were sold online at for between $8 and $14.

CPSC urges consumers to stop using the magnetic games immediately, take them away from children, and dispose of them. 

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