The high powered magnets sets were labeled "Ages 13+" and do not meet the mandatory toy standard F963-08 (effective August 17, 2009) which requires that such powerful magnets are not sold for children under 14. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.
This recall involves about 175,000 Buckyballs high powered magnets sets labeled "Ages 13+". The set contains 216 powerful rare earth magnets. It is intended to build unlimited shapes and patterns. Since March 2010, Buckyballs high powered magnets sets were labeled "Keep Away From All Children" and are not being recalled.
The recalled magnets were sold at a variety of stores, including stores selling children's toys, stationery and office supplies and various online sites from March 2009 through March 2010.
What To Do:
Immediately take the Buckyballs high powered magnets sets labeled "Ages 13+" away from children under 14 and contact Maxfield and Oberton for instructions on receiving a refund upon return of a complete set of magnets.
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