Magnicube Magnetic Toys Recalled Due to Ingestion Risk
The makers of Magnicubes have agreed to issue a recall of the popular novelty toy due to complaints that its pieces were being ingested.
In a settlement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Star Networks USA LLC agreed to recall about 22,000 sets that were sold on Magnicube.com, Amazon.com and via Groupon for between $20 and $80. Magnicube Spheres and Magnicube Cubes sets contain from 125 to 1,027 high-powered rare earth magnets.
Beginning in 2009, CPSC received numerous reports of ingestions involving small, high-powered magnets, including many incidents that inflicted serious injury and required surgery. The Commission filed a complaint in December 2012 to remove the toys, intended for adults, from the market.
CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop use of all Magnicube Spheres and Magnicube Cubes and check for magnets that have become separated from the set.Customers will receive a full refund for completed sets and a prorated refund for sets that are incomplete.
Consumers should contact the company to request a refund.