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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Another Mattel Recall: Small Powerful Magnets Are Dangerous

In August 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Mattel are recalling even more magnetic toys. The Barbie and Tanner Play sets contains powerful magnets that can detach and be swallowed by children. The danger comes if more than one magnet is swallowed, they can attract each other and cause serious intestinal issues, including perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.   Mattel recently received three reports of the magnets coming loose, but no injuries have occurred.

It has been estimated over 680,000 of these play sets were sold at toy stores nationwide from May 2006 to August 2007 for about $16 each.  

More information can be found by contacting Mattel at (888) 597-6597 anytime or visit the firm's Web site ( for instructions on receiving a replacement toy.