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Mattel Barbie and Tanner Play Sets Recalled

Date:
August 14, 2007
Category:
Toys & Games
Company/Brand:
Mattel
The Danger:
Small magnets inside the "scooper" accessory can come loose; if swallowed by young children, the magnets can attract each other internally and cause dangerous intestinal perforations or blockages.
Description:
This recall involves about 683,000 Barbie and Tanner play sets with model numbers J9472 and J9560. The toys include a "scooper" accessory with a magnetic end. Recalled scoopers have a visible, silver-colored, disc-shaped magnet on the end of the scooper.
Scoopers with a white material covering the magnet and products manufactured after January 31, 2007, are not recalled.
Sold At:
Toy stores and various other retailers nationwide May 2006 to August 2007 for about $16.
What To Do:
Immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to receive a free replacement toy. For more information, call Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 anytime, or visit their Web site at www.service.mattel.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07271.html