Design Ideas Recalls Magnet Sets Due to Ingestion Risk
Design Ideas is recalling approximately 26,900 miniature office and refrigerator magnet sets that pose a serious ingestion hazard.
The small magnets can easily detach from the product. If swallowed, magnets can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.
This recall involves miniature office and refrigerator magnets sold in the shape of a duck, blowfish and a splat. A small magnet is affixed to the underside of the brightly colored plastic objects which were sold in sets of four or six. Model number 3205121 (duck), 993205114 (duck), 3205122 (blowfish) or 3205078 (splat) is printed on the bottom of the packaging. 'Magnets' and the Design Ideas' logo are printed on the front of the package.
The recalled rubber ducky magnets were sold at Nordstrom's Rack stores, novelty and gift stores, book stores and art stores nationwide from March 2007 through September 2013 for about $10. The blowfish magnets were sold at novelty and gift stores, book stores and art stores nationwide from March 2007 through March 2011 for about $10. The splat magnets were sold at CB2 stores, novelty and gift stores, office supply stores and art stores nationwide from November 2012 to February 2014 for about $10.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnets, place them out of reach of children and contact Design Ideas for a full refund.
To find out more about this recall, contact Design Ideas toll-free at 800-426-6394.