MagneBlocks Magnetic Construction Toys Recalled

Date:
January 18, 2007
Category:
Toys & Games
Company/Brand:
Geometix International
The Danger:
Tiny magnets inside the building pieces can fall out and can be swallowed or aspirated by young children, posing a choking hazard and risk of a dangerous intestinal blockage or perforation.
Description:
The recall includes about 40,000 MagneBlocks construction sets. The sets contain six or more plastic building pieces and six or more 1/2-inch diameter steel balls. Some sets include steel rods. The building pieces are various colors and are shaped in 1-1/2-inch cubes and three-, four-, and five-sided pyramids. The plastic building pieces have "MagneBlocks" imprinted on them.
Sold At:
Discount department and toy stores and Web sites, and other toy and arts and crafts stores nationwide from January 2004 through November 2006 for between $20 and $120, depending on the size of the set.
What To Do:
CPSC recommends that children under 6 years of age not play with toys containing magnets. If a magnet comes out of one of the blocks in these sets, immediately remove the block from the set and send it to Geometix International for a free replacement block. For more information, contact Geometix International at (866) 775-0265 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.magneblocks.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07085.html

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