Zen Magnet & Neoballs Magnet Toy Recall [US]


Zen Magnets & Neoballs Magnets Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Washington: Zen Magnets LLC, a Denver, Colorado establishment, recalls an estimated 10 million Zen Magnet and Neoballs Magnet Toys, sold individually and in Magnet Sets, from the American marketplace due to suspected risks of accidental ingestion with consequential choking, oral injury, internal ingestion, GI tract laceration damage, bowel obstruction and/or sepsis, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize suffering and prevent life-changing injury.

CPSC: http://ht.ly/evd930rRFsX

Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Zen-Magnets-and-Neoballs-Magnets-Recalled-Due-to-Ingestion-Hazard

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves all Zen Magnets and Neoballs Magnets marketed, sold and delivered in the United States, as follows:

  • Zen Magnets and Neoballs are high-powered five (5) mm Spherical Magnets. Zen Magnets were sold individually and in sets of 72, 216 with 6 spares, and 1,728 with 8 spares. Neoballs were sold individually and in sets in the following colors: silver, gold, red, orange, green, red, blue and purple. The brand, “Zen Magnets” or “Neoballs” can be found printed on the packaging.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Zen Magnets and Neoballs Magnets can be found on the Web site listed above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, when two (2) or more high-powered Magnets are swallowed, either accidentally or intentionally, the ingested Magnets can attract to each other, or to another metal object, and become lodged in the digestive system. This can result in perforations, twisting and/or blockage of the intestines, infection, blood poisoning and death.

These Zen Magnet Toys were known to be marketed, distributed and sold at the following retailers in the US state of Colorado although it is always possible these Magnet Toy products had wider distribution within the country. When in doubt, please contact the importer for specific product information.

  • Botanico, 3054 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado 80205
  • Chronic Life, 12 Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80219
  • The Glass Hut, 1350 South Sheridan Boulevard #9, Denver, Colorado 80232
  • The Hemp Center – Colorado Springs, 2501 West Colorado Avenue #106, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
  • The Hemp Center – Littleton, 2430 West Main Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120
  • Herbal Alternatives: New Broadsterdam, 2568 South Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80210
  • Herbal Dazed, 6525 Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80221
  • Hobby Town – Aurora, 1915 South Havana Street, Aurora, Colorado 80014
  • Hobby Town – Lakewood, 3355 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado 80227
  • Lightshade on Holly, 3950 North Holly Street, Denver, Colorado 80207
  • Lyon’s Finest 2, 11080 East 47th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80239
  • Meadowlark 64, 2701 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado 80205
  • MK Vapor, 10273 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80247
  • Nimbus Smoke Stop, 2960 South Federal Boulevard #7, Denver, Colorado 80236
  • Octpipe, 5303 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, Colorado 80246
  • Science Toy Magic, 11 Old Town Sq., Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
  • Secret Stashh Gifts, 3655 Brighton Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80216
  • Soldis, Colorado Mills Mall, Lakewood, Colorado 80401
  • Vaper Jungle, 7033 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80220

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Zen Magnets and Neoballs Magnets, please do not use them nor let your child play with or near them. Instead, kindly ensure that all pieces are accounted for and contact your local municipality for instructions on how to dispose of or recycle these products. You can also contact the retailer where you purchased the Magnet Toys for a refund.

In this case, if a child swallows more than one small high powered Magnet, components of these Toys 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 ingested Magnets may need emergency surgical intervention to remove. Further, the magnets may pose a choking hazard to young children due to small parts. Even post ingestion, survivors can have long-term health consequences requiring medical care and rehabilitation.

Zen Magnets LLC is aware of two (2) children who ingested Zen Magnets and required surgery to remove the Magnets and parts of their intestines and bowels. In addition, CPSC is aware of other reports of children and teenagers ingesting high-powered magnets and requiring surgery. A 19-month-girl died after ingesting similar high-powered magnets.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat choking, oral injury, internal ingestion, GI tract laceration damage, bowel obstruction and/or sepsis.

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US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Tips___________________________________________________________

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Zen Magnets LLC Customer Service toll-free at 1-844-936-6245 during normal business hours Mountain Standard Time, Monday to Friday. You can also reach the company by e-mail at contact@zenmagnets.com.

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

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

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

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Laceration hazards, please search for “Laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications concerning Bowel Obstruction hazards, please search for “bowel” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Children, Infants and/or Babies hazards, please search for “child” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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

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

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 21-179
Recalls Direct RIN: 14816-2021
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