DynoCube Recall Issued for Magnet Set Over Intestinal Injury Risk

Another high-powered magnet set has been recalled from the market amid ongoing concerns over the serious and potentially life-threatening risk of intestinal injury for children

A Dynocube magnet set recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on December 10, removing about 500 sets imported by Reiss Innovations LLC. from the market.

Dynocube sets are made up of more than 200 small, silver magnetic balls, which can be formed into various shapes and designs.

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This is the latest of several similar recalls issued for magnet sets, which are marketed as adult desk toys, but have caused dozens of serious injuries for teens and young children who accidentally swallowed two or more magnets.

The CPSC reports that while there have been no injuries associated with this magnet set, the commission has received at least 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion of magnets from other sets.

In many reports, children placed the magnets in their mouth to simulate a tongue or cheek piercing. If multiple pieces are swallowed, the rare earth magnets may attract across the intestinal wall and cause severe internal injury or death.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requested that 13 manufacturers of the magnetic ball toys issue voluntary recalls and stop sales.  While 11 companies complied, the regulatory agency was forced to file rare administrative complaints against two manufacturers, seeking to force an involuntary Buckyball recall and Zen Magnets recall.

The DynoCube recall affects about 500 magnet sets sold exclusively on Amazon.com and Dynocube.com, for about $20 from July 2011 through April 2012.

The CPSC recommends that consumers who have the recalled sets stop using them immediately and contact Reiss Innovations for instructions on how to receive a full refund. Consumers with recalled sets or questions can call (866) 212-8314, or visit the company website at www.DynoCube.com.


  • JulioJune 29, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Where could you buy one of The cubes.

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