MEGA Brands of America faces at least two personal injury lawsuits after children suffered severe intestinal injuries from swallowing magnets from the Magnetix brand toy line.
You’ve probably seen these Magnetix building toys before. They feature small plastic bars with magnetic endpieces that attach to steel balls to form three dimensional structures. Magnetix is made for children, so the pieces are large and easily manipulated by small hands.
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Although the problems with the Magnetix toys were originally thought to primarily pose a risk for children under the age of six, resulting in recommendations that the product not be used by children under that age, the U.S. CPSC has received a number of reports of injuries involving children between 6 and 10 years old.
Description: The Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-school Magnetic Toys include small flexible parts embedded with magnets that allow the parts to connect to large, colored metal balls.