Toysmith Toy Science - Magnets 8 Piece Set recalled due to ingestion hazard

Starting date:
May 11, 2021
Posting date:
May 11, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75563

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Toysmith Toy Science - Magnets 8 Piece Set
  • 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

Toysmith Toy Science - Magnets 8 Piece Set

Product description

This recall involves Toysmith Toy Science - Magnets Set. The magnet set consists of a set of 8 magnets, which are silver and red in colour.  The product can be identified by UPC 085761073647, and Item number 7364. This recall is limited to the following production date codes which can be found on the back label (above the UPC) and on the back of the long magnet: 12/18/120, 04/19/120, 05/19/120, 06/19/120 & 07/19/120.

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 May 7, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries.

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 1,596 units of the recalled magnet sets were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled toy magnet sets were sold from January, 2019 to September, 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Importer
Toysmith
Sumner
Washington
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers may contact Toysmith by telephone at 1-800-356-0474, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (EST), by email: info@toysmith.com or visit the firm's website.

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.