Settlement reached in Magnetix suit

Company promises design improvements

Recall roundup Mega Brands recently reached a $13.5 million settlement with 15 families in lawsuits stemming from injuries and one death from internal injuries after the children ingested magnets from Magnetix building sets. The company has announced improvements to the design and manufacturing process of the toy.

Recent recalls include:

Minnie Mouse Cardigan Sets sold at Wal-Mart are being recalled because the ribbon woven around the neckline can strangle a child when the cardigan is buttoned.

Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Kits by Paper Magic Group contain small parts and are dangerous to young children.

Baby Cookie Monster Toys Sold with DVD at Wal-Mart pose a hazard because the small felt fabric cookie attached to the plush toy's hand can be removed easily and ingested by young children.

Scandinavian Child Cariboo Baby Changing Tables are being recalled because the zipper, if misaligned, can come apart and allow the cloth surface to separate, possibly causing the baby to fall.

Toy Keys by RC2 Brands can choke children because the colored top portion of the keys can crack, exposing small parts.

Flashing Pacifiers recalled by various firms are unsafe to use because they fail to meet federal safety standards for pacifiers.

Sarah Chusid, program associate

Kids In Danger


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