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What’s the Problem?
This recall affects “Mag Cube” magnetic ball sets labeled as “3D MAGNETIC PUZZLE”, “MAGCUBE BUCKYBALLS” and “JOYNOTE” with “MAG CUBE” on the back of the box, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) .
The box displays the following cautionary statement:
“WARNING Keep Away From All Children! Do not put it in the nose or mouth. This product contains small magnet(s). Swallowed magnets can stick together across intestines causing serious infections and death. Seek immediate medical attention if magnet(s) are swallowed or inhaled. AGES 14+.”
Affected Magcube Buckyball sets were sold online at Walmart.com from March 2018 through December 2019 for between $13 and $20.
The recalled Buckyballs violate federal standards for children’s toys, as internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects, CPSC said. To date, no injuries have been linked to Magcube Buckyballs; however, CPSC has received numerous reports of ingestion involving other small, high-powered magnets, including many that required surgery.
If you purchased a Magcube Buckyballs set that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and place it out of reach of children, CPSC said. Consumers may contact Sobeauty Inc. for information about how to obtain a full refund for their Magcube Buckyballs set. This recall began on May 7, 2020.
Accidental Injuries Caused by Magnetic Toys
- Magnets can fly together or to steel objects, causing serious pinching or skin lacerations.
- Magnets can shatter on impact, resulting in severe eye injuries.
- Children must not be allowed to play with magnetic toys like Buckyballs.
- Avoid heating, grinding, or cutting permanent magnets. These actions can result in oxygen absorption and potential shattering of magnetic toys / Buckyballs. Enclosed magnets may explode when heated up.
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Do I Have a Magcube Buckyballs Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Magcube Buckyballs Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury or death cases in all 50 states.
If your child or other loved one has been injured, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.