The toys called Zen Magnets and Neoballs Magnets are being recalled due to ingestion hazards
Recall Date: August 17, 2021
Recall Number: 21-179
When two or more high-powered magnets are swallowed, either accidentally or intentionally, the ingested magnets can attract to each other, or to another metal object, and become lodged in the digestive system. This can result in perforations, twisting and/or blockage of the intestines, infection, blood poisoning, and death.
This mandatory recall involves all Zen Magnets and Neoballs magnets. Zen Magnets and Neoballs are high-powered 5 mm spherical magnets. Zen Magnets were sold individually and in sets of 72, 216 with 6 spares, and 1,728 with 8 spares. Neoballs were sold individually and in sets in the following colors: silver, gold, red, orange, green, red, blue, and purple. “Zen Magnets” or “Neoballs” is printed on the packaging.
About 10 million magnets have been sold individually and in magnet sets, mostly in Colorado stores. (visit here for list)
Zen Magnets LLC is aware of two children who ingested Zen Magnets and required surgery to remove the magnets and parts of their intestines and bowels. In addition, CPSC is aware of other reports of children and teenagers ingesting high-powered magnets and requiring surgery. A 19-month-girl died after ingesting similar high-powered magnets.
Zen Magnets LLC is a distributor based in Denver CO. The items are manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnets and contact Zen Magnets LLC for a refund. Call toll-free at 1-844-936-6245 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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