The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of the following product. Consumers should stop using recalled product unless otherwise instructed.
Product: MagneBlocks magnetic construction toys
Units: 40,000 sets
Distributor: Geometix Inter national LLC, of Brookfield, Conn.
Hazard: Tiny magnets inside the building pieces can fall out. 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 perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.
Description: All types of MagneBlocks construction sets are included in this recall. The sets contain six or more plastic building pieces and six or more ½-inch diameter steel balls. Some sets include steel rods.
Sold at: Discount department, toy stores, arts and crafts stores,and Web sites nationwide from January 2004 through November 2006 for $20 to$120.
Remedy: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends 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, send the block to Geometix International for a free replacement block.
Contact: Call 866-775-0265 or visit www.magneblocks.com.