Design Ideas Recalls Magnets Due to Risk of Ingestion

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 7, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 06, 2014
Recall number: 14-126

  • Design Ideas Rubber Ducky Magnets
    Design Ideas Rubber Ducky Magnets

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Design Ideasand Neatlife Rubber Ducky Magnets, and Design IdeasBlowfish and Splat Magnets 

Hazard:  The small magnets can easily detach from the product. If swallowed, magnets can link together inside a child’s intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.

Consumer Contact:  Design Ideas at (800) 426-6394 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and www.designideas.net  and click on “Safety Notices and Patents” for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 21,700 Rubber Ducky Magnets, 3,200 Blowfish Magnets and 2,000 Splat Magnets

Description:  This recall involves miniature office and refrigerator magnets sold in the shape of a duck, blowfish and a splat. A small magnet is affixed to the underside of the brightly colored plastic objects which were sold in sets of four or six. Model number 3205121 (duck), 993205114 (duck), 3205122 (blowfish) or 3205078 (splat) is printed on the bottom of the packaging. “Magnets” and the Design Ideas’ logo are printed on the front of the package.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnets place them out of reach of children and contact Design Ideas for a refund.

Sold at:  Rubber ducky magnets were sold at Nordstrom’s Rack stores, novelty and gift stores, book stores and art stores nationwide from March 2007 through September 2013 for about $10. Blowfish magnets were sold at novelty and gift stores, book stores and art stores nationwide from March 2007 through March 2011 for about $10. Splat magnets were sold at CB2 stores, novelty and gift stores, office supply stores and art stores nationwide from November 2012 to February 2014 for about $10.

Distributor:  Design Ideas Ltd., of Springfield, Ill.

Manufactured in:  China

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