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2021.07.02 Recall: Finnley Shop - Multicoloured Magnetic Balls

The following notice has been issued by the Office for Product Safety and Standards.

Finnley Shop Multicoloured Magnetic Balls


Alert number

Product type
Gadgets - magnetic spheres

Product identifiers

Product description
Desk toy, colourful magnetic balls 5 mm x 1000 Pieces

Country of origin


Risk level

Risk type

Risk description
The product presents a high risk of choking as the small magnetic balls were found to be small enough to fit completely into a small parts cylinder and as such, would be regarded as capable of causing a choking hazard for a child under three years of age. If two or more magnets are swallowed, there is a risk that the magnets become drawn to each other in the digestive system, which could cause severe injury or death if rapid medical attention is not sought. 32 of the magnetic balls sampled were tested and found to have a magnetic flux index in excess of 50 kG2mm2, with an average flux of 169.4kG2mm2.

Corrective measures
The product has been voluntarily withdrawn from the market.

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