Mattel Recalls Barbie and Tanner ? Magnetic Toys Due to Magnets Coming Loose
Name of Product: Barbie and Tanner? play sets
Units: About 683,000
Importer: Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif.
Hazard: A small magnet inside the scooper accessory can come loose. Magnets found by young
children can be 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: The firm has received three reports of magnets coming loose. No injuries have been
Description: The recall involves Barbie and Tanner? play sets -- model numbers J9472 and J9560. The
toys include a scooper accessory with a magnetic end. Recalled scoopers have a visible, silver-
colored, disc-shaped magnet on the end of the scooper. Scoopers with a white material covering the
magnet and products manufactured after January 31, 2007 are not recalled.
Sold at: Toy stores and various other retailers nationwide May 2006 to August 2007 for about $16.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to
receive a free replacement toy.
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