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2021.07.02 Recall: Magnificent Magnets - Gummy Bear Fridge Magnets

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

Magnificent Magnets - Gummy Bear Fridge Magnets

Gummy bear magnets 

Alert number
2103-0087

Product type
Stationery - Novelty Fridge magnet

Product identifiers
N/A

Product description
Colourful gummy bear fridge magnets

Country of origin
N/A

Counterfeit
No

Risk level
High

Risk type
Choking

Risk description
The product presents a high risk of choking as it's reasonably foreseeable that a child could confuse the magnets with gummy bear sweets it was designed to imitate. As the product is capable of fitting into a small parts cylinder, a choking hazard exists for a child under three years of age. If two or more magnets were swallowed, there is a risk that the magnets become drawn to each other in the digestive system, which could cause serious injury or death if medical attention is not sought immediately. All eight of the magnets sampled were tested and found to have a magnetic flux index above 50 kG2mm2and an average across the sample of 170.5kG2mm2.

Corrective measures
The product has been withdrawn from the market and recalled from end users.

Online marketplace
Etsy

Notifier
Office for Product Safety and Standards

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