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Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 16:45 hrs




DETAILS: High-powered magnet desk toys imported by Reiss Innovations LLC of Manchester, Conn., and manufactured by Global Goler Co. Limited of Guangdong, China; sold exclusively at and from July 2011 through April 2012. The high-powered magnet sets were sold under the brand name for use as a novelty item or desk toy. Each set contains 216 small, silver-colored, spherical magnets that are approximately 5 millimeters in diameter.

WHY: When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.

INCIDENTS: Reiss Innovations has received no reports of incidents or injuries.

HOW MANY: About 500.

FOR MORE: Contact Reiss Innovations at 866-212-8314 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website online at .

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