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MAGZ Magzoid Magnetic Construction System
- Starting date:
- September 17, 2009
- Posting date:
- September 17, 2009
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Magz Magzoid Magnetic Construction System
This recall involves Magzoid magnetic construction system toys by MAGZ. The magnetic construction system includes large, brightly coloured, hollow steel balls that can be connected using plastic discs with small, powerful, embedded magnets. The toy is sold in a package containing either 40 pieces (UPC 603625917311) or 64 pieces (UPC 603625917328). The Magzoid 40-piece kit contains 15 balls and 25 discs, while the Magzoid 64-piece kit contains 24 balls and 40 discs.
The magnetic connector discs are small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children. Also, the magnets in the discs are powerful. If a child swallows more than one disc, the magnets can attract while travelling through the intestines and cause blockages or holes in the intestinal walls. The results can be very serious and even fatal.
Health Canada has received one complaint regarding this product. There have been no reported injuries.
For more information on the hazards of ingesting small magnets, visit Health Canada's Facts for Hazards of Ingesting Small Magnets and Health Canada's advisory: Health Canada Reminds Canadians of the Dangers of Small Magnets.
Approximately 350 units of the recalled products were sold across Canada.
Time period sold
The recalled products were mostly sold in 2007, although approximately 6 units were sold in 2009.
Place of origin
Manufactured in the United States.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from young children and dispose of them in regular household garbage.