Barbie and Tanner™ Magnetic Toys
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Barbie and Tanner™ play sets
Units: About 683,000
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: A small magnet inside the "scooper" accessory can come loose.
Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more
than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and
cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of magnets
coming loose. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves Barbie and Tanner™ play sets --
model numbers J9472 and J9560. The toys include a "scooper" accessory
with a magnetic end. Recalled scoopers have a visible, silver-colored,
disc-shaped magnet on the end of the scooper. Scoopers with a white
material covering the magnet and products manufactured after January 31,
2007 are not recalled.
Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers nationwide May 2006 to
August 2007 for about $16.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from
children and contact Mattel to receive a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Mattel toll-free at
(888) 597-6597 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com.
To see a picture of examples of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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