Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily #40
Traditionally, the end of the year is a time of conviviality and togetherness. Giving presents is an undeniable part of this. But what should you pay attention to when it comes to the safety of these presents? There are still many unsafe products on offer. You do not want your loved-ones to be hurt.
5mm Magnetic Magic Bucky Balls Teaching Balls
Today we draw your attention to yet another hazardous magnetic toy. We keep warning about these extremely dangerous toys. In this case it is about a set of small magnetic balls (5 mm) called 'Magnetic Magic Bucky Balls Teaching Balls', as shown on the picture underneath. These small, high-powered magnets were found in Australia. The brand name is Gadget Lab.
The product contains small, high-powered magnets. The product exceeds the maximum allowable magnetic flux index set by the permanent ban on certain small, high powered magnets, prescribed in Consumer Protection Notice No 5 of 2012 'Imposition of permanent ban on small, high powered magnets'. If a child swallows more than one small high powered magnet, the magnets can stick together across the walls of the child's intestine or other digestive tissue, which can lead to internal injuries and even death. The magnets may pose a choking hazard to young children (small parts).
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to Gadget Lab for a full refund, including postage costs. For full details, consumers can contact Gadget Lab or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This is just an example of a product safety alert about toys and other items and their hazards that you need to be aware of. Millions of products have been recalled this year. Here's a video from the US Consumer Reports on how to protect yourself and your family. With our Holiday Gift Daily we will continue to follow the news on Product Safety and we will continue to keep you informed.