Friday, November 24, 2006

Mattel recalls Polly Pocket playsets

US toymaker Mattel has voluntarily recalled its popular line of toys for girls, Polly Pocket after reports of small magnets coming out of the Polly Pocket toys. There were also three reports of serious injuries to children who swallowed more than one magnet in the US. All three required surgery to remove the magnets from their intestines. A 2-year-old child was hospitalized for seven days and a 7-year-old child was hospitalized for 12 days. An 8-year-old child was also hospitalized. The product recall has also affected the toys in Singapore. From Channel NewsAsia:
There has been no reports of children in Singapore being hospitalised for swallowing Polly Pocket toy magnets but toymaker Mattel is not taking any chances.

It is pulling off the popular girls' dolls from the shelves as part of a worldwide exercise to recall 4.4 million playsets.

In Singapore, the items affected are the Polly Pocket Quik Clik Boutique (Lot number G8605) and accessory assortment (Lot number G8606) playsets.

Those with defective sets can call Mattel at 6471 7113 for a replacement.
Here's more information on the product recall.

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