High Powered Magnet Set Recalled

By WBNG News

High Powered Magnet Set Recalled

July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 3:34 PM EDT

A High powered magnet toy is being recalled because it has the wrong age requirements on the label, and could be a danger to younger children.

About 175,000 Buckyballs High Powered Magnets Sets were recalled.

The label says the high powered magnets sets were labeled "Ages 13+".

Federal law requires that such powerful magnets are not sold for children under 14.

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.

This recall involves the Buckyballs¬ģ high powered magnets sets labeled "Ages 13+".

The set contains 216 powerful rare earth magnets, used to build unlimited shapes and patterns.

The recalled magnets were sold at a variety of stores, including stores selling children's toys, stationery and office supplies and various online sites from March 2009 through March 2010.

You should take the Buckyballs away from children under 14 immediately and contact the company for instructions on receiving a refund upon return of a complete set of magnets.

For additional information, contact Maxfield and Oberton at (888) 847-8716 .

Or you can visit the firm's website at www.maxfieldandobertonsafety.com

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