MEGA Brands has recalled about 1.3 million MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures. Small magnets inside the figures can detach and small children can swallow or aspirate them. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause potentially fatal intestinal perforations or blockages.
MEGA Brands and CPSC have received 25 reports of magnets coming loose from the figures, but no injuries have been reported.
The recalled MagnaMan magnetic toys are figures that have body parts which attach with magnets. They come in either a "Futuristic Warrior" or "Ancient Warrior" theme and each figure comes with three accessories.
Name | Color | Model #
Alien | Green | 28170
Robotor | Red | 28171
Flame | Orange | 28172
Gigantor | Blue | 28173
Toyoto the Samurai | Purple | 28164
Sir Lancelot the Knight | Gray | 28165
Eric the Viking | Blue | 28166
Brutus the Gladiator | Yellow | 28167
Name | Model #
RobotAssortment | 28198
Vac Metal | 28327
4-Pack | 28175
3-Pack | 28393
2-Pack | 28392
Vac Metal Assortment | 28327
Assortment | 28254 or 28199
The model number is printed on the front of the product's packaging.
These toys were made in China and sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, K-Mart and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007 for about $10. Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately and return them to MEGA Brands for a free replacement toy. For additional information, contact MEGA Brands at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.megabrands.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/prhtml08/08222.html