Tuesday, March 18, 2008


MEGA Brands Recalls MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures; Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards
By U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, March 17 --
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)
Names of Products: MagnaMan Magnetic Toy Figures

Units: About 1.3 million

Distributor: MEGA Brands America Inc., of Livingston, N.J.

Hazard: Small magnets inside the figures can detach. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: MEGA Brands and CPSC have received 25 reports of magnets coming loose from the figures. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled MagnaMan magnetic toys are figures that have body parts that attach with magnets. They come in either a "Futuristic Warrior" or "Ancient Warrior" theme. Each figure comes with three accessories.

Name Color Model # Name Model #
---- ----- ------- ---- -------
Alien Green 28170 Robot Assortment 28198
Robotor Red 28171 Vac Metal 28327
Flame Orange 28172 4-Pack 28175
Gigantor Blue 28173 3-Pack 28393
Toyoto the Samurai Purple 28164 2-Pack 28392
Sir Lancelot the
Knight Gray 28165 Vac Metal Assortment 28327
Eric the Viking Blue 28166 Assortment 28254 or 28199
Brutus the Gladiator Yellow 28167
The model number is printed on the front of the product's packaging.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, K-Mart and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately and return them to MEGA Brands for a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MEGA Brands at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.megabrands.com

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