Recalled Product Name/Brand/ID

Colorful Metal Neodymium Magic Magnetic Balls – 8 color, 5mm

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Recalled Colorful Metal Neodymium Magic Magnetic Balls

Potential Risks or Issues

CPSC testing determined that the magnetic ball sets do not comply with the requirements of the mandatory federal toy regulation. The magnets in the set are stronger than permitted and can fit within CPSC’s small parts cylinder. When these high-powered magnets are swallowed, they can attract each other or another metal object and become lodged in the digestive system. This can lead to perforations, twisting and/or blockage of the intestines, infection, blood poisoning, and even death.

Has Anyone Been Injured?

There have been no reported injuries associated with this specific product recall. However, CPSC estimates that there have been 2,400 magnet ingestions treated in hospital emergency departments from 2017 through 2021. Additionally, CPSC is aware of seven deaths, including two outside of the United States, involving the ingestion of hazardous magnets.

About the Recall

This recall involves the Colorful Metal Neodymium Magic Magnetic Balls – 8 color, 5mm. These small, spherical, loose, and separable neodymium rare-earth magnets have a strong magnetic flux. The magnets were sold in a set of multi-colored magnetic balls encased in a clear, plastic case and a tin storage box.

The recall was initiated because the magnetic ball sets do not meet the federal safety regulations for toy magnet sets. The magnets are stronger than permitted and can fit within CPSC’s small parts cylinder, posing a risk of ingestion and serious internal injuries.

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled magnetic balls immediately, take them away from children, and contact XpressGoods for a full refund or store credit. XpressGoods is providing prepaid labels for returning the recalled products.

Where to Find Unique Identification of this Product

The unique identification of this product can be found on the packaging or the product itself. Consumers should look for the label or marking indicating the product name and brand.

How Many Units Are Affected?

Approximately 728 units of the Colorful Metal Neodymium Magic Magnetic Balls – 8 color, 5mm are affected by this recall.

Affected Batch/Date Range

The recalled magnetic balls were sold from July 2021 through May 2022.

Who is the Distributor(s)?

The distributor of the recalled magnetic balls is XpressGoods.com, located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Places Where Recalled Product was Sold

The recalled magnetic balls were sold online at www.xpressgoods.com from July 2021 through May 2022.

Where was This Manufactured?

The Colorful Metal Neodymium Magic Magnetic Balls – 8 color, 5mm were manufactured in China.

Actions for Consumers

Consumers who have purchased the recalled magnetic balls should take the following actions:

  • Stop using the magnetic balls immediately.
  • Keep them away from children.
  • Contact XpressGoods to receive a prepaid label for returning the recalled products.
  • Choose between a full refund or store credit.
  • Follow the instructions provided by XpressGoods for returning the products.

Remedy Process

XpressGoods is providing a remedy process for consumers affected by the recall:

  • Contact XpressGoods through email at support@xpressgoods.com, submit an inquiry at https://xpressgoods.com/contact-us/, or visit https://xpressgoods.com/product-recalls/ and click on “Recall Notice” for more information.
  • Inform XpressGoods about the purchase of the recalled magnetic balls.
  • Receive a prepaid label for returning the products.
  • Choose between a full refund or store credit.
  • Follow the provided instructions for returning the products.

Additional Information

For additional information about the recall, consumers can visit the official recall notice on the CPSC website: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2024/XpressGoods-Recalls-High-Powered-Magnetic-Balls-Due-to-Ingestion-Hazard-Failure-to-Meet-Federal-Safety-Regulation-for-Toy-Magnet-Sets

Regulatory Compliance

The Colorful Metal Neodymium Magic Magnetic Balls – 8 color, 5mm do not comply with the requirements of the mandatory federal toy regulation. The magnets in the set are stronger than permitted and can fit within CPSC’s small parts cylinder.

How Can I Protect Myself From Falling Victim?

To protect yourself from the risks associated with high-powered magnetic balls, follow these safety guidelines:

  • Avoid purchasing or using magnetic balls that do not comply with safety regulations.
  • Keep small magnets and magnetic toys away from young children.
  • Regularly inspect toys and other products containing magnets to ensure they are not damaged or broken.
  • If you suspect a magnet has been swallowed, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Follow all product safety warnings and instructions provided by the manufacturer.

Final Thought

It is important for consumers to be aware of product recalls and take appropriate actions to protect themselves and their loved ones. In the case of the Colorful Metal Neodymium Magic Magnetic Balls – 8 color, 5mm, the recall is necessary due to the ingestion hazard and failure to meet federal safety regulations. By following the provided remedy process and safety guidelines, consumers can ensure their well-being and prevent potential injuries or accidents.