In recent times, the issue of recalled toys, particularly those containing high-powered magnets, has become a significant concern for parents and guardians. The dangers associated with these toys have prompted federal safety officials to issue stern warnings and call for immediate action. This blog post from Deldar Legal analyzes the most recent recalled toys from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), exploring the risks associated with these toys and what you can do to ensure the safety of your children!
Brief History Of Magnetic Recalled Toys
The alarm regarding magnetic toys has been ringing for several years. These toys contain high-powered magnets, which, if swallowed, pose a severe health risk. The magnets can attract each other or another metal object within the digestive system, potentially causing severe internal damage. Notably, magnetic toys were initially banned by the CPSC in 2012.
However, following appeals by manufacturers, a federal court lifted this ban. This reversal has led to the current situation, where these dangerous toys have re-entered the market, leading to new incidents and recalls. In December 2023, the CPSC again urged families to discard certain magnetic toys.
Recent Magnetic Recalled Toys
This warning follows a series of incidents, including injuries and even fatalities, linked to these products. Between 2017 and 2021, the CPSC reports seven deaths and over 2,400 injuries related to the ingestion of hazardous magnets. One of the most alarming cases in 2019 involved a 7-year-old from Philadelphia, who suffered intestinal perforation after swallowing two magnets.
This incident, and many others, highlights the grave dangers these toys pose. The CPSC has announced a recall of high-powered magnetic balls manufactured by XpressGoods. Additionally, warnings were issued regarding similar products from other companies, including:
- Sunny House
- Ming Tai
- Magic QQ
This recall specifically singles out the 5mm Neodymium magnetic balls which are small, spherical, loose, and separable magnets. The CPSC says consumers should stop using these magnetic balls immediately and contact XpressGoods to receive a prepaid label to return the defective products for a full refund or store credit.
What Can You Do?
As a parent or guardian, it’s crucial to be vigilant about the toys your children play with. Here are some steps you can take:
- Check For Recalls: Regularly visit the CPSC website or subscribe to their updates to stay informed about any new recalled toys, especially those containing high-powered magnets.
- Educate Children: Talk to your children about the dangers of small parts, especially magnets. Make sure they understand the importance of not putting non-food items in their mouths.
- Inspect Toys: Regularly check your children’s toys for wear and tear, especially for loose magnets or small parts that could be easily swallowed.
- Take Action: If you own any of the recalled toys or similar products, it’s imperative to dispose of them immediately to prevent any potential accidents.
- Get Medical Help: If you suspect that your child has swallowed magnets, seek immediate medical attention. The risks of internal injuries and complications are high in such cases.
As caregivers, it is our responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of our children. The recall of toys with high-powered magnets is a critical safety issue that demands our immediate attention!
If you have any of the toys mentioned or similar products, it is essential to remove them from your child’s reach immediately. In the unfortunate event that your child suffers any harm from these or other unsafe toys, do not hesitate to seek legal guidance. You can contact Deldar Legal at (844) 335-3271 for expert advice and assistance in such matters. Remember, the safety and health of our children are of utmost importance, and we are here to support you in safeguarding their well-being.
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