January 31, 2013

High Powered Magnet Balls Recalled by SCS Direct

Name of product: Magnet BallsŪ Manipulative Magnet Sets

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

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

Units: About 106,000

Description: This recall involves all Magnet BallsŪ 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.