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Product name Buckyballs(R) High Powered Magnets Sets
Description This recall involves the Buckyballs(R) high powered magnets sets labeled "Age 13+". The set contains 216 powerful rare earth magnets. It is intended to build unlimited shapes and patterns. Since March 2010, Buckyballs(R) high powered magnets sets were labeled "Keep Away From All Children" and are not being recalled. 
Problem The high powered magnet sets were labeled "Ages 13+" and do not meet the mandatory toy standard F963-08 (effective August 17, 2009) which requires that such powerful magnets are not sold for children under 14. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal. 
Distribution The recalled magnets were sold at a variety of stores, including stores selling children's toys, stationery and office supplies and various online sites. 
Company Maxfield and Oberton 888-847-8716; Web site 
Dates sold March 20009 through March 2010 
Date posted 06/01/2010 

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