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Buckyballs and Buckycubes High-Powered Magnet Sets Recalled

Date:
April 12, 2013
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Maxfield & Oberton Holdings LLC
The Danger:
These products contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to children and teenagers. There have been 54 reports of children and teens ingesting this product, with 53 of these requiring medical interventions.
Description:
The recall involves all Buckyballs and Buckycubes high-powered magnet sets.These sets vary in the number of magnets included and come in a variety of colors. Individual magnets in the set are about 5 millimeters in diameter. Individual magnets in Buckyballs are spherical and individual magnets in Buckycubes are cube-shaped.
Sold At:
About three million sets of Buckyballs and Buckycubes have been sold in U.S. retail stores nationwide and online since 2010 for between $5 and $100.
What To Do:
Consumers should take the high-powered magnet sets and all associated individual magnets away from children and teenagers and contact the retailer from which they purchased the product to obtain instructions for their remedy:

Barnes & Noble, toll-free at (800) 843-2665 or online at barnesandnoble.com and click on "Product Recalls."

Bed Bath & Beyond, toll-free at (800) 462-3966 or online at bedbathandbeyond.com and select "Safety and Recalls" under Customer Service, then click on Recall Information.

Brookstone, toll-free at (866) 576-7337 or online at brookstone.com and click on "Recall Information" under Shop Brookstone.

Participating Hallmark retailers, toll-free at (800) 425-5627 or online at hallmark.com/recall-product/.

Marbles the Brain Store, toll-free at (877) 527-2460 or online at marblesthebrainstore.com.

ThinkGeek, toll-free at (888) 433-5788 or online at thinkgeek.com/buckyballs/index.shtml.

Toys R Us, at (800) 869-7787, or online at toysrus.com, then click on About Us, then select "Safety" at the top of the page, and then "Click here" under Product Recalls.

Overstock.com Inc. at e-mail miscellaneous@overstock.com or online at overstock.com.

Updated on April 16, 2013.
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Six-Retailers-Announce-Recall-of-Buckyballs-and-Buckycubes-High-Powered-Magnet-Sets/