When two or more high-powered magnets are swallowed, either accidentally or intentionally, the ingested magnets can attract to each other, or to another metal object, and become lodged in the digestive system. This can result in perforations, twisting and/or blockage of the intestines, infection, blood poisoning, and death.
About 10 million magnets, sold individually and in magnet sets
Zen Magnets LLC toll-free at 1-844-936-6245 or email at email@example.com for more information.
This mandatory recall involves all Zen Magnets and Neoballs magnets. Zen Magnets and Neoballs are high-powered 5 mm spherical magnets. Zen Magnets were sold individually and in sets of 72, 216 with 6 spares, and 1,728 with 8 spares. Neoballs were sold individually and in sets in the following colors: silver, gold, red, orange, green, red, blue, and purple. “Zen Magnets” or “Neoballs” is printed on the packaging.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnets and contact Zen Magnets LLC for a refund.
Zen Magnets LLC is aware of two children who ingested Zen Magnets and required surgery to remove the magnets and parts of their intestines and bowels. In addition, CPSC is aware of other reports of children and teenagers ingesting high-powered magnets and requiring surgery. A 19-month-girl died after ingesting similar high-powered magnets.
Online at Neoballs.com and ZenMagnets.com and certain Colorado retailers listed below beginning in January 2009 for between $12 and $264 per set, or individually for 6 to 10 cents per magnet.
Colorado Retailers of Zen Magnets
Botanico, 3054 Larimer Street, Denver, Colo.80205
Chronic Life, 12 Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colo. 80219
The Glass Hut, 1350 South Sheridan Boulevard #9, Denver, Colo. 80232
The Hemp Center - Colorado Springs, 2501 West Colorado Avenue #106, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80904
The Hemp Center – Littleton, 2430 West Main Street, Littleton, Colo. 80120
Herbal Alternatives: New Broadsterdam, 2568 South Broadway, Denver, Colo. 80210
Herbal Dazed, 6525 Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colo. 80221
Hobby Town – Aurora, 1915 South Havana Street, Aurora, Colo. 80014
Hobby Town – Lakewood, 3355 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colo. 80227
Lightshade on Holly, 3950 North Holly Street, Denver, Colo. 80207
Lyon's Finest 2, 11080 East 47th Avenue, Denver, Colo. 80239
Meadowlark 64, 2701 Larimer Street, Denver, Colo. 80205
MK Vapor, 10273 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora, Colo. 80247
Nimbus Smoke Stop, 2960 South Federal Boulevard #7, Denver, Colo. 80236
Octpipe, 5303 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, Colo. 80246
Science Toy Magic, 11 Old Town Sq., Fort Collins, Colo. 80524
Secret Stashh Gifts, 3655 Brighton Boulevard, Denver, Colo. 80216
Soldis, Colorado Mills Mall, Lakewood, Colo. 80401
Vaper Jungle, 7033 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colo. 80220
Zen Magnets LLC, of Denver, Colorado
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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