A 20-month-old boy died after he swallowed magnets that twisted his small intestine and created a blockage. Three other children had intestinal perforation and a 5-year-old had to have two magnets surgically removed from his lung. Those magnets came from Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets made by Rose Art. Tiny magnets inside the plastic building pieces and rods can fall out. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract to each other and cause the intestinal perforation or blockage. Rose Art is recalling all sets including the X-Treme Combo, Micro and Extreme sets. They were sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us and other crafts store nationwide from September 2003 through March 2006. You can return them to Rose Art for a suitable replacement product. For more information, call Rose Art at 1-800-779-7122 or ( click here ).
Disney is recalling some personal dvd players are because of a burn hazard. The battery packs sold with the players can over-heat and possibly burst when recharging. The dvd players were sold in five styles: Princess, Fairy Flowers, Mickey Classic, Mickey Mouse and Power Rangers. The model numbers are DP-3500-PRN, DP-3500-FLR, DP-3500-MC, DP-3500-MKY, DP-3500-POW. They sold nationwide from April 2005 through March 2006. Call Mem-Corp for a replacement battery pack. That number is 1-800-326-0315. You can also ( click here ) for more information.
The power cord on an Eusonic hair dryer does not have an immersion protection plug. So, if the dryer falls into water during use, it could shock or electrocute the user. Eusonic is recalling model numbers 9318, 9329 and 2218. Retail stores sold the dryers from May 2003 through December 2004 for about $10. Return the store where purchased for a refund. For more information call Saroj International Inc. at 1-877-277-1055.
New Focus Marketing is recalling a computer desk and chair set. The seat on the chair can break easily. The model number is NF913232. Office Depot stores sold the sets from June to August of 2005 for about $80. Return it to Office Depot for a gift card. You can ( click here ) for more information.
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