Magnetix Recall
Thursday, April 19, 2007

Magnetix have been recalled after 26 children required emergency surgery and one child died after ingesting the tiny magnets that fell out of the ends of the toy. I own the generic version sold at WalGreens - I'm guessing they're probably equally unsafe. 3.8 million sets were recalled last March, and an additional 4 million sets were recalled this week.

MegaBlocks says the main victims were under 6 years old, and kits manufactured after March 2006 are okay due to enhanced warning labels (doesn't make the toy safer, just makes MegaBlocks less liable) and design changes (which does make it safer).

The sets usually come with metal marbles, also not safe for littlies!

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posted by Milehimama @ Mama Says at 4/19/2007 09:09:00 PM | Permalink | |