Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or telephone numbers listed.
About 4,200 Nanospheres Magnetic Desk Toys made by Kringle Toys and Gifts. The products were sold for use as an adult novelty item or desk toy with appropriate hazard warnings and stating the intended age level as 14 years and older. Nanospheres is a mass of 231 small powerful magnets that are either silver, gold or black in color. Each magnet is about 5 millimeters in diameter. They were sold exclusively at Amazon.com from November 2010 through December 2011.
If two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child’s intestines and clamp on to body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.
The firm has received no reports of incidents or injury. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion of other high-powered magnets.
About 8,600 Twin-over-Twin model 341-33, and a Twin-over-Futon model 344-54 bunk beds imported by World Imports Ltd. Both models have wooden corner posts in a dark finish with wrought iron end structures on the headboards and footboards. A label on the interior surface of the corner post has “DISTRIBUTOR: WORLD IMPORTS” and the model number printed on it. They were sold from Aug. 2009 to Feb. 2012.
The openings between the metal rails of the end structures are greater than allowed in the standard and pose a risk of entrapment or asphyxiation. No incidents have been reported.
Details: 855-473-9992 or www.worldimportsltd.com (click on Contact-us for more information).
About 7,400 units of MegaFood One Daily Supplement Bottles made by FoodState Inc. They are brown glass bottles that contain MegaFood One Daily Tablets. The bottles have a yellow label on the front with the words “MegaFood,” “Fresh From Farm to Tablet,” “One Daily,” “Nourish,” “Balance” and “Replenish” printed above a picture of vegetables. Recalled bottles have the following amounts, product codes and lot numbers: 60 tablets with product code 51494 10151, 90 tablets with 51494 10152, and 180 tablets with 51494 10153. They were sold at Sprouts Farmers Market, Vitamin Cottage, Whole Foods Market, and other natural food stores nationwide from June 2012 to October 2012.
The packaging is not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The supplement tablets inside the bottle contain iron, which can cause serious injury or death to young children if multiple tablets are ingested at once. No incidents reported.