Why was magnetix recalled?

Why was magnetix recalled?

The recall follows what the CPSC is calling “additional serious injuries to children” reported since the March 2006 recall of 3.8 million Magnetix toys. That recall was prompted by the death of a toddler who swallowed magnets. To date, the CPSC is aware of one death, one aspiration and 27 intestinal injuries.

When was magnetix released?

September 2003
The Magnetix magnetic building sets were sold from September 2003 through March 2006 for between $20 and $60, depending on the size of the set. The replacement program does not include sets at retail.

What are toy magnets made of?

If you’re not familiar with Buckyballs, also known as Zen Magnets and Neoballs, they’re small balls made of neodymium magnets. They’re popular as desk toys because they can be stacked and arranged into all kinds of different shapes. That is, until 2012, when the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned them.

What age is magnetix?

Product information

Product Dimensions 3.3 x 11.2 x 16.6 inches
Item Weight 4.6 pounds
Item model number 28237-4
Manufacturer recommended age 6 years and up

Can you sell Magnetix on eBay?

eBay have banned the selling of the toy Magnetix.

What happened to Magnetix?

Designed to be a cheaper version of the Geomag magnetic construction set, Magnetix’s image suffered severely when an early manufacturing defect caused a death, and was subsequently sold under several different brands after the defect was corrected.

What happened to magnetix?

Are Magna-Tiles safe?

The high-quality ceramic magnets are safely secured inside each tile or 3D shape and are made with food-grade ABS plastic. Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® products are EN71, ASTM, and CPSIA approved and do not contain any BPA, phthalates, PVC, latex or toxic materials.

Are magnets toxic?

Generally speaking, magnets below 3000 Gauss (magnetic field unit) are basically harmless to the human body, while magnets with magnetic field strength above 3000 Gauss are harmful to the human body.

How safe are Magna-Tiles?

Where are Connetix tiles made?

Where are Connetix Made? Connetix are made in China from non-toxic, BPA and phthalate free ABS food-grade plastic. Our products undertake regular safety and quality control testing.

Are there any Magnetix sets that have been recalled?

The recall includes all sets, except newer Magnetix sets sold since March 31, 2006, that are age-labeled 6+ and sets that contain the following caution label: “CAUTION: Do not ingest or inhale magnets. serious injury and require immediate medical care.”

What is an FDA recall?

Recall means a firm’s removal or correction of a marketed product that the FDA considers to be in violation of the laws it administers and against which the agency would initiate legal action, e.g., seizure. Recall does not include a market withdrawal or a stock recovery.

What should consumers do if their Mega Brands magnetic toys are recalled?

Consumers should stop using the recalled magnetic sets immediately and contact Mega Brands for a comparable replacement toy. If consumers are uncertain as to whether their product is being recalled, they can 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

What is a Class I recall?

Class I recall: a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.