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2021.09.03 Recall: Magnetic dartboard toy

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

Dartboard

Alert number
2108-0374

Product type
Toys - magnetic dartboard

Product identifiers
Barcode: 9111201348999

Product description
16" magnetic dartboard with six magnetic darts. Packaged in a cardboard box with a picture of a dartboard set.

Country of origin
China

Counterfeit
No

Risk level
Serious risk

Risk type
Injuries and choking

Risk description
This product poses a serious risk of choking and internal injuries. The magnets were found to be too powerful, with a flux index in excess of 600 kG2mm², which is more than the maximum permitted of 50 kG2mm² for small detachable magnets in toys. The metal tips of the darts which held the magnets were threaded and screwed onto the plastic shafts but were easily detachable and fitted into a truncated cylinder for small parts. 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. This product does not meet the requirements of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.

Corrective measures
Withdrawal of the product from the market.

Online marketplace
N/A

Notifier
Local authority trading standards

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