The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced recalls of the following product. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.
Product: Mag Stix magnetic building sets
Units: About 800
Distributor: Kipp Brothers, of Carmel, Ind.
Hazard: Small magnets inside the plastic sticks 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.
Injuries: CPSC has received one report of an 8-year-old girl who was hospitalized after swallowing loose magnets. Surgery was required to remove the magnets and repair intestinal perforations.
Description: The recalled Mag Stix sets contain 24 pieces, including 12 1-inch sticks, four 2.25-inch sticks, and eight metal balls. The sticks are yellow, green, blue and rust-colored.
Sold at: Kipp Brothers' showroom, Fall 2005 catalog and Web site(order # NB8141) from September 2005 through March 2006 for about $3.
Remedy: Contact Kipp Brothers for instructions on returning the product for a refund including shipping.
Contact: Call 800-428-1153 or visit www.kipptoys.com.