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The Associated Press | December 10, 2012 11:36 AM EST | AP


The following recall has been announced:

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MAGNET DESK TOYS

DETAILS: High-powered magnet desk toys imported by Reiss Innovations LLC of Manchester, Conn., and manufactured by Global Goler Co. Limited of Guangdong, China; sold exclusively at Amazon.com and Dynocube.com from July 2011 through April 2012. The high-powered magnet sets were sold under the DynoCube.com brand name for use as a novelty item or desk toy. Each set contains 216 small, silver-colored, spherical magnets that are approximately 5 millimeters in diameter.

WHY: When two or more magnets are swallowed, they 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.

INCIDENTS: Reiss Innovations has received no reports of incidents or injuries.

HOW MANY: About 500.