The recalled magnet sets contain high-powered magnets and violate the federal standard for children’s toys. When two or more high-powered 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.
About 600 magnetic ball sets
Sobeauty Inc. toll-free at 844-946-7437 anytime or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This recall includes “Mag Cube” magnetic ball sets labeled as “3D MAGNETIC PUZZLE”, “MAGCUBE BUCKYBALLS” and “JOYNOTE” with “MAG CUBE” on the back of the box. The magnet ball sets contain 216 spherical high-power rare earth magnets. The gold-colored spherical magnets are about 3 millimeters in diameter each, and the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple-colored spherical magnets are about 5 millimeters in diameter each. The box contains: a drum-shape, dark blue-colored metal container, a black velvet pouch, a plastic separator, and an instructional paper. “MAG CUBE” and “BUCKYBALLS” are printed on the metal container. The metal container has the following cautionary statement “WARNING Keep Away From All Children! Do not put in nose or mouth. This product contains small magnet(s). Swallowed magnets can stick together across intestines causing serious infections and death. Seek immediate medical attention if magnet(s) are swallowed or inhaled. AGES 14+.”
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnetic balls and take them away from children. If you purchased the recalled magnetic balls for someone else, notify the recipient immediately. Consumers should contact Sobeauty Inc. for instructions on returning your product and receiving a full refund including taxes and the original shipping cost.
None reported with these recalled magnet sets. CPSC staff has received numerous incident reports of ingestions involving other small, high-powered magnets, including many that required surgery.
Sobeauty Inc., of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.