Amazon.com Exclusive Magnet Ball Sets Recalled
Magnet Balls
Credit: CPSC.

These Amazon.com exclusive products have been voluntarily recalled by the manufactures in cooperation with the CPSC.

SCS Direct Inc., of Stratford, Conn., in cooperation with the CPSC, has voluntarily recalled about 106,000 Magnet Balls® Manipulative Magnet Sets.

Manufactured in: China

Hazard: 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/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported to SCS Direct. CPSC has received 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion of other high powered magnets, resulting in 79 reports seeking medical intervention.

Description: This recall involves all Magnet Balls® The Original and Rainbow Bright interactive magnet sets sold in a cylindrical silver tin. Each puzzle set contains 216 spherical high-powered magnets that are 5mm in diameter. The magnets were sold in silver and multi-color sets.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnets and contact SCS Direct for instructions on returning the product for a $20 store credit.

Sold exclusively at: Amazon.com from August 2010 through May 2012 for about $20.

Consumer Contact: SCS Direct; toll-free at (888) 749-1387, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also email the firm at recall@scsdirectinc.com.

Nanospheres Magnetic Desk Toys
Nanospheres Magnetic Desk Toys
Credit: CPSC.

Kringles Toys and Gifts, in cooperation with the CPSC, has voluntarily recalled about 4,200 Nanospheres Magnetic Desk Toys Sets.

Manufactured in: China

Hazard: 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/Injuries: 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.

Description: 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 5mm in diameter. The magnets come in a circular metal canister approximately 2.5 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches tall with a black and blue label displaying the product name “Nanospheres.”

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to arrange for return and a full refund.

Sold at: Amazon.com from November 2010 through December 2011 for about $25 to $30.

Consumer Contact: Kringles Toys and Gifts toll-free at (888) 801-1649 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, e-mail customerservice@kringlestoysandgifts.com, or website www.kringlestoysandgifts.com/ and click on Product Recall for more information.