PlayMaty Magnetic Building Block Toy Recall [Canada]


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Canada/Ottawa: PlayMaty Magnetic Toy Recall [Canada]PlayMaty recalls an estimated 881 PlayMaty 100-Piece Magnetic Building Blocks Toy Sets and PlayMaty 282-piece Red and White 3D Ball Sets due to risk of oral injury, magnetic component ingestion and GI tract laceration damage hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/sqIt30guvpo

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/65038r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves certain Magnetic Toy Sets that come with either 100 pieces or 282 pieces or “rods”.

The recalled Toy Magnet Sets contain steel balls and plastic rods with embedded high powered magnets. The rods are 2.65cm long and the balls have a diameter of 1.25cm.

  • PlayMaty brand Building Block Toy Set, consisting of 100 Yellow, Blue, Green and Red Magnetic Rods and sold with an Amazon Standard Identification (“ASID”) number of B01F6ZPDBY
  • PlayMaty brand 3D Ball Toy Set, consisting of 282 Red and White Magnetic Rods and sold with an Amazon Standard Identification (“ASID”) number of B06XTJYDVW

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. One (1) additional image of the recalled Magnet Toys can be found on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to Health Canada, testing shows that these Toy Magnet Sets contain small powerful magnets that can be 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 travelling through the digestive system. The magnets can then pinch together and create a blockage and slowly tear through the intestinal walls, causing perforations.

The results of swallowing small powerful magnets can be very serious and 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.

For more information on the danger of swallowing magnets, please see Health Canada tip sheet about Magnets here: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/toy-safety/magnets.html

In general, if plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

If a child swallows more than one magnet, the magnets can stick together across the walls of the child’s intestine or other digestive tissue, which can lead to internal injuries and even death. These magnets may need emergency surgical intervention to remove.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Magnet Toy Sets, please do not use them nor let your child play with or near them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact PlayMaty at 865-958-216-6796 from 5:00 PM to 2:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, Sunday to Thursday. Alternatively, you can e-mail the company at ggsamzusa@gogoso.cn. Please note this phone number will ring directly at the manufacturer in China.

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

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More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-65038
Recalls Direct RIN: 9432-2017
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