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Overstock.com Recalls High-Powered Magnet Sets Due to Ingestion Hazards

Date: 
April 15, 2013
Brand: 
Overstock.com
Sold At: 

Authorized Specialized dealers nationwide from July 2011 through January 2013 for between $990 to $11,000.

Problem:

When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.

Product Numbers Recalled: 
539
If You Own This Product: 

Overstock.com will contact each purchasing customer directly to coordinate the recall. Consumers should stop using the recalled high-powered magnet sets immediately, take all associated individual magnets away from children and teenagers, and contact Overstock.com for a full refund.  

Consumer Contact: 

Overstock.com Inc. at e-mail miscellaneous@overstock.com or online at www.overstock.com for more information.

Incidents/Injuries: 

Overstock has received no reports of injuries. CPSC has received 54 reports of incidents involving children ingesting high-powered magnets resulting in 53 reports of medical intervention. 

Manufactured In: 
China

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