Rattlesnake Egg - Singing magnets recalled due to ingestion hazard

Starting date:
September 9, 2021
Posting date:
September 9, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-76391

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Rattlesnake Egg - Singing magnets.
  • 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 the place of purchase for a refund.

Affected products

Rattlesnake Egg - Singing magnets

Product description

This recall involves Rattlesnake Egg - Singing magnets, which contains 2 Hematite magnet "Snake Eggs" in each pack. The product can be identified with Item # G5AP 167. 

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 August 26, 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 reported that 924 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from March 2021 to August 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Toy Land Company
Vancouver
British Columbia
CANADA
Manufacturer
NINGBO FREE TRADE ZONE SHANGHE TRADING CO.,LTD
NINGBO
CHINA

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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers may contact the Customer Service Department of Toy Land Company by telephone at 1-800-668-6388 between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (P.S.T.) Monday through Friday or by Email at sales@toylandcompany.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.