Name of product:
Buckyballs high-powered magnet sets
Hazard:

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.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
April 15, 2013
Units:
539
Consumer Contact:

Overstock.com Inc. at e-mail miscellaneous@overstock.com or online at www.overstock.com for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

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.

 
Remedy:

Overstock.com will contact each purchasing customer directly to coordinate the recall. Consumers should stop using the recalled high-powered magnet sets immediately, take all associated individual magnets away from children and teenagers, and contact Overstock.com for a full refund.  

Incidents/Injuries:

Overstock 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. 

Sold At:

Overstock.com and retailers nationwide from November 2010 through July 2012 for about $20.

Importer:

Maxfield & Oberton LLC

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-731