Magnetic Hematite Rattlesnake Egg Toy Recall [Australia]


Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Magnetic Hematite Rattlesnake Egg Toy Recall [Australia]Impulse Variety Products, a Newton, South Australia establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Magnetic Hematite Rattlesnake Egg Toys due to choking hazard as well as excessive magnetic flux and consequential risk of internal ingestion and GI tract laceration damage. In short, these Toys can produce both alimentary tract and respiratory tract injuries, all serious health and safety hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/Y2cY30iM7pd

Direct link: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/impulse-variety-products-magnetic-hematite-rattlesnake-eggs

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Magnetic Egg Toys are subject to this recall:

  • Magnetic Hematite Rattlesnake Eggs, consisting of two (2) small oval magnets when rubbed together make a rattlesnake noise

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

Please consult the photograph above for details of the Toy’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the ACCC, the recalled Egg Toys are small, high-powered magnets that exceed the maximum allowable magnetic flux index set by Australia’s permanent ban on certain small, high powered magnets, prescribed in Consumer Protection Notice No 5 of 2012 ‘Imposition of permanent ban on small, high powered magnets’.

If a child swallows more than one small high powered Magnetized Egg, they can stick together across the walls of the child’s intestine or other digestive tissue. If this occurs it can lead to internal injuries and even death. in addition, the recalled Magnets may pose a choking hazard to young children due to their small parts.

In general, if bone, glass, metal, plastic and/or rubber 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. In addition, the inhalation of small objects, especially in infants and small children can block the airway, leading to significant and/or life-changing cardiac and/or brain injury, including asphyxiation and/or death.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Magnetic Egg Toys, please do not let your kids play with them or near them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

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More information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2018/16604
Recalls Direct RIN: 9858-2018
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