MEGA Brands Recalls MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures; Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2008
Release #08-222

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 779-7122
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

MEGA Brands Recalls MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures; Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: MagnaMan Magnetic Toy Figures

Units: About 1.3 million

Distributor: MEGA Brands America Inc., of Livingston, N.J.

Hazard: Small magnets inside the figures can detach. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: MEGA Brands and CPSC have received 25 reports of magnets coming loose from the figures. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled MagnaMan magnetic toys are figures that have body parts that attach with magnets. They come in either a “Futuristic Warrior” or “Ancient Warrior” theme. Each figure comes with three accessories.

NameColorModel # NameModel #
Alien Green 28170   Robot Assortment 28198
Robotor Red 28171   Vac Metal 28327
Flame Orange 28172   4-Pack 28175
Gigantor Blue 28173   3-Pack 28393
Toyoto the Samurai Purple 28164   2-Pack 28392
Sir Lancelot the Knight Gray 28165   Vac Metal Assortment 28327
Eric the Viking Blue 28166   Assortment 28254 or 28199
Brutus the Gladiator Yellow 28167      

The model number is printed on the front of the product’s packaging.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, K-Mart and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately and return them to MEGA Brands for a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, 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

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Picture of Recalled MagnaMan Magnetic Toy Figures