Buckyballs branded Toy Magnet Set Recall [Canada]


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Canada/Ottawa: Buckyballs branded Magnet Set Recall [Canada]Imagine+, a Edmonton, Alberta establishment, recalls all Buckyballs branded Toy Magnet Sets due to risk of ingestion and consequential risk of choking, oral injury, internal injury and GI tract laceration damage and intestinal perforation, all serious health and safety hazards.

HCSC: http://ht.ly/Fgs230lyAWf

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/67562r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves Buckyballs Magnet Sets that are small, powerful, rare earth magnetic balls that can be used to build sculptures, puzzles, patterns, and custom shapes.

This recall includes Buckyballs Magnetic Building Sets that were available in various colours including purple, silver, red, blue and black.

==> Please note: these Buckyballs Magnet Sets were previously recalled in 2013. In addition, other magnet-based toys or products that contain magnets that could be used as toys have been recalled due to the same risks stated above.

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

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

According to Health Canada, it has determined that these Magnet Sets 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 travelling through the digestive system. The magnets can subsequently pinch together and create a blockage and slowly tear though the intestinal walls, causing perforations.

Consequently, 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 long-term health consequences.

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 Sets, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the magnet sets to Imagine+ for a full refund with proof of purchase.

For more information and tips to help you choose safe toys and to help you keep children safe when playing with toys, please consult Health Canada’s Toy safety tips Web page at https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/toy-safety/toy-safety-tips.html

You can also consult with Health Canada’s Web site concerned with Magnet Safety here: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/toy-safety/magnets.html

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact the company at 1-780- 705-7587 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time, Monday to Saturday and from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, MST on Sunday.

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

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Magnet Sets, please search for “magnet” or more generically, “toy” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Choking hazards, please search for “choking” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Ingestion hazards, please search for “ingestion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see all recalls and notifications relating to Infants and Children, please search for “children” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see all recalls and notifications relating to Toys, please search for “toy” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Imagine+, please search for “Imagine” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-67562
Recalls Direct RIN: 10557-2018
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