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Product Safety Report for wooden magnet cube building block set presenting a medium risk of choking and internal injuries due to the presence of small parts, some of which had an excessively high magnetic flux.
Product: 10pcs Wooden Magnet Cube Building Blocks Set
Hazard: The product presents a risk of choking and injuries due to the presence of small parts, some of which have an excessively high magnetic flux and can attract within the gastrointestinal tract.
Corrective action: OPSS have required the withdrawal of the product from the market. The listing has been removed by the online marketplace (AliExpress).
The product presents a risk of choking as each cube with magnets are received as small parts which fit into the small parts cylinder. A young child may put a small part in its mouth and the parents may not notice in time, so the small part can block the child’s airways. A few of the red cubes, when tested, were found to have a higher magnetic flux index than the limit of 50kG2mm2. Small, high-powered magnetic products can be easily swallowed and, when ingested, have the potential to cause serious internal injuries within the gastrointestinal tract.
The product does not meet the requirements of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.
OPSS has issued a Product Safety Alert for small, high-powered magnetic products which can be accessed at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/product-safety-alerts-reports-recalls/product-safety-alert-small-high-powered-magnetic-products-psa1
OPSS is requiring the withdrawal of the product from the market. The listing has been removed by the online marketplace (AliExpress).
Notified by: Office for Product Safety and Standards
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