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Zen Magnets and Neoballs Magnets Recalled Due to Ingestion Hazard

  • Recalled Zen Magnets
  • Recalled Zen Magnets
  • Recalled Zen Magnets
  • Recalled Neoballs Magnets
Name of Product:
Zen Magnets and Neoballs Magnets
Hazard:

When two or more high-powered magnets are swallowed, either accidentally or intentionally, 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.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
August 17, 2021
Units:

About 10 million magnets, sold individually and in magnet sets

Consumer Contact

Zen Magnets LLC toll-free at 1-844-936-6245 or email at contact@zenmagnets.com for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This mandatory recall involves all Zen Magnets and Neoballs magnets.  Zen Magnets and Neoballs are high-powered 5 mm spherical magnets.  Zen Magnets were sold individually and in sets of 72, 216 with 6 spares, and 1,728 with 8 spares.  Neoballs were sold individually and in sets in the following colors: silver, gold, red, orange, green, red, blue, and purple. “Zen Magnets” or “Neoballs” is printed on the packaging.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnets and contact Zen Magnets LLC for a refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Zen Magnets LLC is aware of two children who ingested Zen Magnets and required surgery to remove the magnets and parts of their intestines and bowels. In addition, CPSC is aware of other reports of children and teenagers ingesting high-powered magnets and requiring surgery. A 19-month-girl died after ingesting similar high-powered magnets. 

Sold At:
Online at Neoballs.com and ZenMagnets.com and certain Colorado retailers listed below beginning in January 2009 for between $12 and $264 per set, or individually for 6 to 10 cents per magnet. Colorado Retailers of Zen Magnets Botanico, 3054 Larimer Street, Denver, Colo.80205 Chronic Life, 12 Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colo. 80219 The Glass Hut, 1350 South Sheridan Boulevard #9, Denver, Colo. 80232 The Hemp Center - Colorado Springs, 2501 West Colorado Avenue #106, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80904 The Hemp Center – Littleton, 2430 West Main Street, Littleton, Colo. 80120 Herbal Alternatives: New Broadsterdam, 2568 South Broadway, Denver, Colo. 80210 Herbal Dazed, 6525 Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colo. 80221 Hobby Town – Aurora, 1915 South Havana Street, Aurora, Colo. 80014 Hobby Town – Lakewood, 3355 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colo. 80227 Lightshade on Holly, 3950 North Holly Street, Denver, Colo. 80207 Lyon's Finest 2, 11080 East 47th Avenue, Denver, Colo. 80239 Meadowlark 64, 2701 Larimer Street, Denver, Colo. 80205 MK Vapor, 10273 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora, Colo. 80247 Nimbus Smoke Stop, 2960 South Federal Boulevard #7, Denver, Colo. 80236 Octpipe, 5303 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, Colo. 80246 Science Toy Magic, 11 Old Town Sq., Fort Collins, Colo. 80524 Secret Stashh Gifts, 3655 Brighton Boulevard, Denver, Colo. 80216 Soldis, Colorado Mills Mall, Lakewood, Colo. 80401 Vaper Jungle, 7033 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colo. 80220
Distributor(s):
Zen Magnets LLC, of Denver, Colorado
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
21-179
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