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MEGA Brands recalls Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-School Magnetic Toys

MEGA Brands has recalled about 1.1 million Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-School Magnetic Toys. Magnets in the small flexible parts of the animals, vehicles and building sets can detach and young 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 19 reports of magnets coming loose, including one report of a 3-year-old boy who received medical treatment to remove a magnet from his nasal cavity and one report of an 18-month-old boy with a magnet in his mouth, which was not swallowed.

The Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys include small flexible parts embedded with magnets that allow the parts to connect to large, colored metal balls.

Name of Product | Model #
Magtastik Starter Set | 427
Magtastik Deluxe Set | 428
Primary | 429
Primary Starter | 431
Car | 434
Helicopter | 435
Fun Pack | 448
Jumbo 24 Piece Bag | 456
Round Bag | 461
12 Piece Mag Bag | 462
Target Bucket | 466
Easter Pack | 469

Name of Product | Model #
40 Piece Tub | 468
Deluxe New Starter Set | 467
Wonder Coaster | 465
Starter Set New Parts | 496
Magnimals Monkey | 424
Magnimals Dog | 425
Magnimals Dinosaur | 426
Magnimals Assortment | 423
Mag Mobile Assortment | 433
Magnimals Pet Set | 436
Magnimals Bonus Pack | 446

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 between $10 and $40. 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/prhtml08/08223.html

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