Reports of Magnets Detaching from Polly Pocket Play Sets Prompts Expanded Recall by Mattel
Name of Products: Various Polly Pocket dolls and accessories with magnets
Units: About 7.3 million play sets (about 2.4 million play sets were recalled on November 21, 2006)
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: Small magnets inside the dolls and accessories can come loose. The magnets can be found
by young children and swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets
can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal.
Incidents/Injuries: Since the previous recall announcement, Mattel has received more than 400
additional reports of magnets coming loose. CPSC was aware in the first recall announcement of 170
reports of the magnets coming out of the recalled toys. There had been three reports of serious
injuries to children who swallowed more than one magnet. All three suffered intestinal perforations
that required surgery.
Description: The recalled Polly Pocket play sets contain plastic dolls and accessories that have
small magnets. The magnets measure 1/8 inch in diameter and are embedded in the hands and feet of
some dolls, and in the plastic clothing, hairpieces and other accessories to help the pieces attach to
the doll or to the dolls house. The model number is printed on the bottom of the largest pieces on
some of the play sets. Products manufactured after November 1, 2006 and are currently on store
shelves are not included in this recall. Contact Mattel if you cannot find a model number on your
product to determine if it is part of the recall.
Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers from May 2003 through November 2006 for between
$15 and $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and contact
Mattel to receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the customers choice, up to the value of the
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 anytime, or
visit the firms Web site at www.service.mattel.com
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