The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.
Products: Polly Pocket dolls and accessories with magnets
Units: 2.4 million sets
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: Tiny magnets inside the dolls and accessories can fall out and can be swallowed by young children. When more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause death or serious injury. Magnets placed in the nose or ears can cause swelling and are difficult to remove.
Description: The recalled Polly Pocket play sets contain plastic dolls and accessories that have small magnets embedded in the hands and feet,clothing and accessories. The following models are recalled: Polly Pocket!Polly Place Hangin' Out House, model B2632; Polly Pocket! Polly Place Treetop Clubhouse, model B3158; Polly Pocket! Spa Day, model B3201; Polly Totally!Polly Place Totally Tiki Diner, model B7118; Polly Pocket! Quik-Clik Boutique,model G8605; Polly Pocket! Quik-Clik City Pretty Playset, model H1537; Polly Pocket! Quik-Clik Sporty Style Playset, model H1538; and Polly Pocket! Totally Zen Playset, model H3211.
Sold at: Discount department stores and toy stores from May 2003 through September 2006 for $15 to $30.
Remedy: Take the 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.
Contact: Call 888-597-6597 or visit www.service.mattel.com.