CPSC Recall - Issued 4/15/2013

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

Manufacturer: Maxfield & Oberton LLC
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.
Injuries: 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.
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: Refund
Sold At: ToysRUs.com and retailers nationwide from November 2010 through July 2012 for about $40.
Units: About 60
Consumer Contact: 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 www.toysrus.com, then click on About Us, then select “Safety” at the top of the page, and then “Click here” under Product Recalls.
Company Website: www.toysrus.com