Mad About Science—Magnetic Stones

PRA number

2013/13599

Published date

Product description

Approximately 12 hematite magnetic stones 2-3cm in diameter in a compact gift tin.
MagneticStones
Identifying features
Model Number: MAS-00453

Other identifying numbers

Model Number: MAS-00453

What are the defects?

The product exceeds the maximum allowable magnetic flux index for small high-powered magnets, as set by Consumer Protection Notice No. 5 of 2012.

What are the hazards?

If a child swallows more than one small high powered magnet, the magnets can stick together across the walls of the child's intestines, possibly leading to internal injuries and even death.

What should consumers do?

Cease using the product immediately and return it to Mad About Science for a full refund.

Traders who sold this product

Mad About Science (online store)

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

-

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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