Risk of Ingestion, Internal Injury Prompts Recall of High-Powered Magnet Sets
Reiss Innovations is voluntarily recalling its DynoCube.com high-powered magnet sets sold exclusively on Amazon.com.
If two or more of the magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injuries from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.
To date, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion of high-powered magnets, resulting in 79 reports seeking medical intervention.
The DynoCube.com high-powered magnet set affected by this recall is intended for use as a novelty item or desk toy. Each set contains 216 small, silver-colored, spherical magnets that are approximately 5 millimeters in diameter.
The recalled magnet sets were sold at Amazon.com/Dynocube.com from July 2011 through April 2012.
Consumers should stop using the Dynocube.com magnet sets immediately and contact Reiss Innovations toll-free at 866-212-8314 for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.