Two New Toys Being Recalled

In China, Recalls on March 21, 2008 by Editor Z

Magtastik and Magnetix .Jr, one of two Chinese made toys now being recalled.

Last year there was an astonishing number of toys and other products manufactured in China. Well they haven’t abated yet. This weekend is Easter so parents may want to remain alert.

MEGA toys is recalling as many as 1.1 million Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Preschool toy kits. The toys are manufactured in China.

The toys contain magnets within the colorful animal figures, buildings, and vehicles that can be removed from the larger toy and swallowed by small children. The magnets can pose a chocking hazard and cause blockages in the intestines if ingested, especially if multiple magnets are ingested and attract together.

Thus far their have been as many as 19 incidents of magnets breaking loose from the toys, while one other faces injury after a magnet became stuck in his nasal cavity. He is currently hospitalized.

The products in question are commonly sold at large department stores such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Toys R Us, and other retailers.

Customers who have purchased the Magtastik and Magenetix Jr toys can be returned to MEGA toys . Those customers can then in return receive a replacement toy free of cost.

There is also a second toy being recalled. With Easter celebrations just a day away some 13,000 Camouflage eggs and spinning Egg top toys are being recalled.

The Chinese manufactured toys sold at Hobby Lobby Stores between January and March of this year are said to be coated with excessive levels of lead paint that exceed safe federally permitted limits. No injuries or deaths have yet been documented or reported.

Customers who have these toys are urged to contact Hobby Lobby and then receive a $3.00 exchange card that can be used to purchase an alternate Hobby Lobby product.



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