Friday, July 06, 2007

Recalls: Mag Stix, Children's Jewelry

Serious Intestinal Injury Prompts Kipp Brothers Recall of Mag Stix
Magnetic Building Sets

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Mag Stix Magnetic Building Sets

Units: About 800

Distributor: Kipp Brothers, of Carmel, Ind.

Hazard: Small magnets inside the plastic sticks can fall out. Magnets
found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one
magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause
intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of an eight-year-old
girl who was hospitalized after swallowing loose magnets. Extensive
surgery was required to remove the magnets and repair intestinal
perforations.

Description: The recalled Mag Stix sets contain 24 pieces including
twelve 1-inch sticks, four 2.25-inch sticks, and eight metal balls. The
sticks are yellow, green, blue and rust-colored. "Item No. 40330 Made in
China" and UPC number 7 7704 40330 1 are printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Kipp Brothers' showroom, Fall 2005 catalog and Web site (order
# NB8141) from September 2005 through March 2006 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from
children and contact Kipp Brothers for instructions on returning the
product for a full refund (including shipping).

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Kipp Brothers at
(800) 428-1153 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or
visit the Web site at www.kipptoys.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07231.html


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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2007
Release #07-232

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 929-0006
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children's Metal Jewelry Recalled by Future Industries Due to Lead
Poisoning Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Essentials for Kids Jewelry Sets

Units: About 20,000

Importer: Future Industries, of Cliffwood Beach, N.J.

Hazard: The recalled metal jewelry sets contain high levels of lead.
Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health
effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled jewelry sets include a necklace, bracelet and
pair of earrings made of green, blue or pink plastic beads. The
necklaces have painted metallic pendants in the shape of shoes, girls,
blackboards with "ABCD," or school buses. The other recalled jewelry
sets include a necklace and seven pendants, one for each day of the
week. The pendants are shaped as sandals, purses or butterflies.
"Essentials for kids" is printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Gift stores, dollar stores, and small discount stores
nationwide from August 2005 through April 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from
children. Return it to the store where purchased for a full refund, or
contact Future Industries for information on receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Future Industries
at (800) 929-0006 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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