Recalls This Week: Children's Dressers, Magnets
WHY: When two or more 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 injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.
INCIDENTS: No incidents or injuries have been reported to SCS Direct, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion of other high powered magnets, resulting in 79 reports seeking medical intervention.
HOW MANY: About 106,000.
FOR MORE: Call SCS at 888-749-1387 or send email to recall(at)scsdirectinc.com.MAGNETS DETAILS: Nanospheres Magnetic Desk Toys made by Kringle Toys and Gifts. The products were sold for use as an adult novelty item or desk toy with appropriate hazard warnings and stating the intended age level as 14 years and older. Nanospheres is a mass of 231 small powerful magnets that are either silver, gold or black in color. Each magnet is about 5 millimeters in diameter. They were sold exclusively at Amazon.com from Nov. 2010 through Dec. 2011. WHY: If two or more 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 injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects. INCIDENTS: The firm has received no reports of incidents or injury. CPSC has received 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion of other high powered magnets, resulting in 79 reports seeking medical intervention. HOW MANY: About 4,200. FOR MORE: Call Kringles at 888-801-1649, or send email to customerservice(at)kringlestoysandgifts.com, or visit www.kringlestoysandgifts.com/ and click on Product Recall for more information. BUNK BEDS DETAILS: This recall involves a Twin-over-Twin model 341-33, and a Twin-over-Futon model 344-54 bunk beds imported by World Imports Ltd. Both models have wooden corner posts in a dark finish with wrought iron end structures on the headboards and footboards. A label on the interior surface of the corner post has "DISTRIBUTOR: WORLD IMPORTS" and the model number printed on it. They were sold from Aug. 2009 to Feb. 2012.
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