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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
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002103

Affected products

Magz Magzoid Magnetic Construction System

Product description

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.

Hazard identified

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.

Number sold

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.

Companies

Distributor
Zibbers Inc.
Toronto
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from young children and dispose of them in regular household garbage.