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Magnets Will Rip Your Insides Apart

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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If you're a parent, step away from the computer for a second and make sure your child isn't eating any magnets: "Toymaker Mega Brands Inc. said it will recall 3.5 million toys with potentially deadly magnets, reviving safety concerns over design flaws the industry had declared fixed last year. The recall, announced yesterday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, includes Montreal-based Mega Brands' 'Magtastik,' 'MagnaMan,' and 'Magnetix Jr.' preschool line, all of which were sold in the U.S. and overseas. These toys contain high-powered magnets that may come loose; if two or more are swallowed, a child's intestines may be torn as the magnets adhere."

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