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Reiss Innovations High-Powered Magnet Sets Recalled

Date:
December 10, 2012
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Reiss Innovations LLC
The Danger:
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. Reiss Innovations has received no reports of incidents or injuries. CPSC has received 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion of other high powered magnets, resulting in 79 reports seeking medical intervention.
Description:
This recall involves about 500 high-powered magnet sets sold under the DynoCube.com brand name for use as a novelty item or desk toy. Each set contains 216 small, silver-colored, spherical magnets that are approximately 5 millimeters in diameter.
Sold At:
Amazon.com/Dynocube.com from July 2011 through April 2012 for about $20.
What To Do:
Stop using the recalled magnet sets immediately and contact Reiss Innovations for instructions on returning the magnet sets for a full refund. Reiss Innovations; toll-free at (866) 212-8314, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.DynoCube.com and click on the recall button on the top right-hand side of the page for more information.
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13062.html