Design Ideas recalls magnets due to risk of ingestion

Posted at 10:54 AM, Mar 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-07 10:54:45-05

Design Ideas is recalling about 21,700 Rubber Ducky Magnets, 3,200 Blowfish Magnets, and 2,000 Splat Magnets due to the risk of ingestion, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The small magnets can easily detach from the product. If swallowed, magnets 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, the CPSC reports.

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