NeoMagnetic Gadgets Magnet Recall [Canada]


Canada HCSC RecallCanada/Ottawa: Health Canada orders NeoMagnetic Gadgets Inc. to recall NeoMagnetic Cube and Buckyballs Magnet Sets due to ingestion hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/mlChH

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/34263r-eng.php

Neo Magnetic Cube Toy

Neo Magnetic Cube Toy

Additional information:
Health Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Products are subject to this recall:

  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Red Copper
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Blue Metal
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Dark
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Triple Nickel
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Silver
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Gold
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Metallic Rainbow Glazed Spheres
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 5mm, Metallic Glazed Spheres
  • NeoMagnetic Square 125
  • NeoMagnetic Square 216
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 6mm, Blue Metal
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 6mm, Dark
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 6mm, Gold
  • NeoMagnetic Cube 6mm, Triple Nickel
  • Buckyballs Original
  • Buckyballs Sidekick
  • Buckyballs Book Edition

About Small Magnets:
Health Canada has determined the recalled Magnet Toys are a danger to human health and safety because they contain small, powerful magnets that can be easily swallowed or inhaled by children. Unlike other small objects that would be more likely to pass normally through the digestive system if swallowed, when more than one small powerful Magnet is swallowed, the Magnets can attract one another while traveling through the digestive system. The Magnets can then “pinch together” and create a blockage and slowly tear through the intestinal walls, causing perforations.

According to Health Canada, the results of swallowing these small powerful Magnets can be very serious and even life-threatening. Swallowing incidents have often resulted in considerable damage to the gastrointestinal tissues and required emergency surgical treatment. For survivors, there can be serious long-term health consequences.

Health Canada has prepared a fact sheet about the hazards of small, powerful magnets. It is available here: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/kids-enfants/toy-jouet/magnets-aimants-eng.php

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HCSC ID number: RA-34263
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2179
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