Tiny magnets inside the dolls and accessories can fall out undetected. The magnets can be swallowed or aspirated by young children or placed by children in their nose or ears. When more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other internally and cause serious damage. Magnets placed in the nose or ears can cause swelling and be difficult to remove.
This recall involves about 2.4 million play sets (an additional 2 million play sets were sold worldwide). The Polly Pocket play sets contain plastic dolls and accessories that have small magnets. The magnets measure 1/8 inch in diameter and are imbedded in the hands and feet of some dolls, and in the plastic clothing, hair pieces, and other accessories to help the pieces attach to the doll or to the doll's house. The model number is printed on the bottom of the largest pieces on some of the play sets (contact Mattel if you cannot find a model number on your product to determine if it is part of the recall). Polly Pocket magnetic play sets currently on store shelves are not included in this recall.
Discount department stores and toy stores from May 2003 through September 2006 for between $15 and $30.
What To Do:
Take these recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to arrange for the return of the sets and to receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the customer's choice, up to the value of the returned product. For more information, contact Mattel at (888) 597-6597 anytime, or visit www.service.mattel.com.
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