A construction set meant for children three and up has been recalled due to the possibility of magnets in the toy falling out and becoming ingested. The recalled toy is the Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Systems. The product was sold in stores around the country for a retail price around $30.
This recall involves the 293-piece (item number BB1502H) and the 180-piece (item number BB1431H) Magnabild Magnetic Building System sets. Both sets come in rotating display cases that contain 1-inch and 4-inch rods with magnets, curved 1-inch rods, triangle and square pieces with magnets, square-shaped plastic building pieces, triangles and 5-sided pieces, and metal balls. The pieces come in different colors. All of the plastic building pieces, except the 4-inch flexible rods, have the word “Magnabild” in raised lettering on them. The item number is found on a hang tag attached to the set. The product is designed for children older than three years.
If more than one magnet is swallowed they can attract to each other inside the body causing internal blockage or tears. There have been reports of injury and death with other magnet toys. There have been no reports with this toy. The company is offering a free replacement to anyone that owns this toy.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.