Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Recalls Foam Pumpkin Turkey Craft Kit Due to Risk of Magnet Ingestion Hazard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Foam Pumpkin Turkey Craft Kit
Hazard: Magnets holding the pumpkin shell pieces together can become loose, posing an ingestion hazard to young children. If swallowed, these 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.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kit and return it for a full refund to any Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store.
Consumer Contact: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores toll free at 888-739-4120, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.joann.com/ go to the PRODUCT RECALL link on the bottom right corner of the page.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13046.html?tab=recalls.
Units: About 1,800
Description: The recalled product is an adult seasonal craft item that, when assembled, resembles a turkey with a pumpkin-shaped body. Before assembly, the product resembles a pumpkin that has been cut in half. The kit comes with various foam pieces that are used to decorate the outer pumpkin shell and has six small magnets that hold the pieces together. The product is packaged in a round, clear plastic container.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Sold at: The recalled products were sold exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide from August of 2012 to October of 2012 for approximately $8.
Importer: Jo-Ann Stores Inc., of Hudson, Ohio
Manufacturer: Ningbo Golden Time Gifts and Crafts, of China
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission