High-Powered Magnet Sets Recalled by Reiss Innovations Due to Ingestion Hazard; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com

   High-Powered Magnet Sets Recalled by Reiss Innovations Due to Ingestion
                    Hazard; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2012

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Consumers should stop
using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise
instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer
product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: High-Powered Magnet desk toy

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.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Reiss Innovations; toll-free at (866) 212-8314, from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.DynoCube.com and click on
the recall button on the top right-hand side of the page for more information.

Photos are available at
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/062.html?tab=recalls

Recall Details

Units: About 500

Description: This recall involves high-powered magnet sets sold under the
DynoCube.com brand name for use as a novelty item or desk toy. Each set
contains 216 small, silver-colored, spherical magnets that are approximately 5
millimeters in diameter.

Incidents/Injuries: Reiss Innovations has received no reports of incidents or
injuries. CPSC has received 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion of
other high powered magnets, resulting in 79 reports seeking medical
intervention.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled magnet sets immediately and
contact Reiss Innovations for instructions on returning the magnet sets for a
full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Amazon.com/Dynocube.com from July 2011 through April 2012
for about $20.

Importer: Reiss Innovations LLC, of Manchester, Conn.

Manufacturer: Global Goler Co. Limited, of Guangdong, China

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in
receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this
product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please
tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury
or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under
the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer
product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is
committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety
of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and
household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and
injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any
other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to:
SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at
(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this
news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free
e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

Media Contact
Please use the numbers below for all media requests:
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Use this toll-free number for any questions about a recall:
(800) 638-2772, (TTY) 301 595-7054 for hearing impaired
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime.
Hotline can be used to get product safety and other agency information and to
report unsafe products.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Website: http://www.cpsc.gov
 
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