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Mega Brands America recalls Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets

April 26, 2007
Mega Brands America has announced an expanded recalls of more than 4 million units of Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets. The magnets can separate from the building pieces and be ingested by children. Swallowing more than one magnet can cause damage to the child's intestines because the magnets would attract each other inside the child's intestines and cause perforations or blockage. Among the injuries and fatalities reported are one death, one aspiration and 27 intestinal injuries.

The Magnetix sets involved in the recall include all sets sold before March 31, 2006. The older sets contain up to 250 plastic building pieces and steel balls that are a half-inch in diameter. The building pieces include 1 ½ inch squares, one-inch triangles, cylinder rods, flexors, connectors, x-tenders, and curves. The pieces come in metallic, primary, translucent and glow-in-the-dark colors. The sets were sold at mass merchants, toy stores, and arts and crafts stores for $20-$30 nationwide before March 31, 2006. Newer sets sold after March 31, 2006 have adequate warning labels and are not included in the recall.

For a replacement toy, call Mega Brands at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.megabrands.comTo view the complete recall, including a photo, please visit an alert?
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