Battat has recalled about 7,000 additional Magnabild Magnetic Building toys or sets (125,000 other Battat Magnabild Building Systems were recalled on January 23, 2008). Small magnets inside the building pieces can fall out and be swallowed or aspirated by young children. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause potentially fatal intestinal perforations or blockages.
This recall involves the 108-piece (item number BB1439H) and the 68-piece (item number BAT-34) Magnabild Magnetic Building System sets. The 108-piece set comes in a rotating display case containing sixty 1-inch rods with magnets and 48 metal balls. The 68-piece set comes in a window box and contains forty-four 1-inch rods with magnets and 24 metal balls. The rods come in different colors. All of the plastic building pieces have the word "Magnabild" in raised lettering on them. "BB1439H" is found on a hang tag attached to the display case and "BAT-34" is found on the box. The products are designed for children older than three years. These Magnabild sets were made in China and sold at various retailers nationwide and online sellers from July 2005 through February 2008 for between $20 and $35.
Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and contact Battat to receive a pre-paid mailer to return the toy and to receive a free replacement product. For additional information, contact Battat Inc. at (800) 247-6144 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET or visit the firm's Web site at www.battatco.com.
To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled toys, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08221.html