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Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-School 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: Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys

Units: About 1.1 million

Distributor: MEGA Brands America Inc., of Livingston, N.J

Hazard: Magnets in the small flexible parts of the animals, vehicles and building sets can detach. 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 perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: MEGA Brands and CPSC have received 19 reports of magnets coming loose, including one report of a 3-year-old boy receiving medical treatment to remove a magnet from his nasal cavity and one report of an 18-month-old boy with a magnet in his mouth, which was not swallowed.

Description: The Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys include small flexible parts embedded with magnets that allow the parts to connect to large, colored metal balls.

Name of Product Model #
Magtastik Starter Set 427
Magtastik Deluxe Set 428
Primary 429
Primary Starter 431
Car 434
Helicopter 435
Fun Pack 448
Jumbo 24 Piece Bag 456
Round Bag 461
12 Piece Mag Bag 462
Target Bucket 466
Easter Pack 469

Name of Product Model #
40 Piece Tub 468
Deluxe New Starter SEt 467
Wonder Coaster 465
Starter Set New Parts 496
Magnimals Monkey 424
Magnimals Dog 425
Magnimals Dinosaur 426
Magnimals Assortment 423
Mag Mobile Assortment 433
Magnimals Pet Set 436
Magnimals Bonus Pack 446

The model number is printed on the front of the product's packaging.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, K-Mart and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007 for between $10 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately and return them to MEGA Brands for a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MEGA Brands at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.megabrands.com

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.

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