Magnetic Toys Responsible for 7 Deaths

by | Dec 8, 2023 | Product Recalls, Wrongful Death

In an urgent safety alert, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning regarding Carrara Magnetic Ball Sets. Manufactured by MXN Commerce Inc., these magnetic ball sets have raised significant safety concerns.

The CPSC has identified these products as potentially hazardous and served a “Notice of Violation” to the sellers involved. Concerningly, MXN Commerce has not agreed to recall their magnetic ball sets or offer any remedy to consumers, posing an ongoing risk.

Characterized by their vibrant colors, these magnetic ball sets are sold online, packaged in a clear plastic case or a tin storage box. These sets’ attractive presentation and colorful appearance can be particularly appealing to children, but therein lies a hidden danger. The small, powerful magnets, if swallowed, can cause serious internal injuries, and pose a significant health risk, especially to young children.

Alarmingly, 2,400 cases of magnet ingestions in hospital emergency departments from 2017 through 2021 have been reported to the CPSC. Since 2021, there have been seven reported deaths involving the ingestion of hazardous magnets, including two outside of the United States.

There have been a number of recent recalls in 2023, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. Generac recalled eight models of generators due to overheating and fires.  Effective  September 29, 2023, Future Motion recently issued a recall of approximately 300,000 Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboards.  Halloween Candy recalls due to choking hazards.  On November 4, 2023, a recall was announced for Tyson nuggets breaded shaped chicken patties.  IKEA issued a recall for its LETTAN mirrors due to a significant hazard.

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