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Design Ideas Magnets Recalled

Date:
March 6, 2014
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Design Ideas Ltd.
The Danger:
The small magnets can easily detach from the product. If swallowed, magnets 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. No injuries have been reported.
Description:
The recall includes about 21,700 Rubber Ducky Magnets, 3,200 Blowfish Magnets, and 2,000 Splat Magnets. A small magnet is affixed to the underside of the brightly colored plastic objects which were sold in sets of four or six. Model number 3205121 (duck), 993205114 (duck), 3205122 (blowfish), or 3205078 (splat) is printed on the bottom of the packaging. "Magnets" and the Design Ideas' logo are printed on the front of the package.
Sold At:
Rubber ducky magnets were sold at Nordstrom's Rack stores, novelty and gift stores, book stores and art stores nationwide from March 2007 through September 2013 for about $10. Blowfish magnets were sold at novelty and gift stores, book stores and art stores nationwide from March 2007 through March 2011 for about $10. Splat magnets were sold at CB2 stores, novelty and gift stores, office supply stores and art stores nationwide from November 2012 to February 2014 for about $10.
What To Do:
Stop using the recalled magnets, place them out of reach of children, and contact Design Ideas for a refund. For more information, call the company at (800) 426-6394 or go online to designideas.net and click on "Safety Notices and Patents."
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Design-Ideas-Recalls-Magnets/