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Archived - Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets

Starting date:
April 1, 2007
Posting date:
April 1, 2007
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Physical Hazard, Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets

Product description

For the full Canadian release: MEGA Brands renews replacement program.

For the full US CPSC release and picture: Magnetix Magnetic Building Set Recall Expanded Serious Injuries Continue to be Reported to CPSC.

Hazard identified

Tiny magnets inside the plastic building pieces and rods can fall out. Loose magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract to each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal. This product is unsuitable for young children.

For more information, see Health Canada Advisory: Health Canada advises parents and caregivers about the hazards of ingesting small magnets

Time period sold

These products were sold at various department, toy, and arts and crafts stores nationwide from September 2003 until March 31, 2006. This program does not involve products on retail shelves.


MEGA Brands Inc.
Tel: 1-800-779-7122

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What you should do

These products are not appropriate for use by children three years of age or younger.

If the child is not the recommended age of six years or older, consumers should stop using the magnetic sets and contact MEGA Brands Inc. for a free replacement product suitable for young children under the age of six years. Consumers should be sure to keep all small magnets out of the hands of children who mouth objects, especially young children.

For additional information, contact MEGA Brands Inc. at 1-800-779-7122.