EDU-Toys Fun Magnet Set recalled due to ingestion hazard

Starting date:
May 6, 2021
Posting date:
May 6, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75539

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: EDU-Toys Fun Magnet Set (15pcs).
  • Issue: Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the magnets do not meet the magnetic force requirements of the Toys Regulations and pose an ingestion hazard.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnet set and return product to place of purchase for a refund.

Affected products

EDU-Toys Fun Magnet Set (15pcs)

Product description

This recall involves EDU-Toys Fun Magnet Set. The magnet set is sold on a blister card and contains 15 magnets, eight of which are encased in plastic while the other seven are not encased in plastic. They are red, yellow, black and blue in colour. The UPC/EAN barcode number is 4893338090036 with a product code MA003.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the magnets do not meet the magnetic force requirements of the Toys Regulations and pose an ingestion hazard.

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.

As of April 29, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

For more information on the danger of swallowing magnets, please see magnet safety. For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see the General Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

The company has reported that 3,296 units of the recalled magnet set were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled toy was sold from 2010 to April 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Importer
Playwell Enterprises Ltd.
Scarborough
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled magnet set away from children and return to place of purchase for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Playwell Enterprises Ltd. by telephone at 1-416-439-0044, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) or by email: service@playwellcanada.com.

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

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.