By Susan Lasser, J.D.
Consumers should remove these toys from children immediately and return them for a refund.
Toysmith of Sumner, Washington has recalled about 58,000 Light-Up Magic Wands because the battery cover can detach and expose the button-cell batteries, posing choking and ingestion hazards to young children. An additional 204 units that were sold in Canada are included in the recall (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-045, December 19, 2019).
Incidents and injuries. Toysmith has received one report of a child swallowing one of the batteries removed from the toy. Medical attention was required to remove the battery.
Product description. The recall includes a fuchsia colored Light-Up Magic Wand topped with a star that flashes and makes noise. The recalled wands have a manufacturing date code printed in white on the bottom portion of the wand. Only magic wands with date codes between March 2018 (3/18/373) and June 2019 (6/19/373) are included in the recall. The UPC code is 085761220034 and can be found on the hangtag.
The wands were manufactured in China and sold at Carter’s stores and various toy, grocery, hobby and gift retailers nationwide from June 2018 through October 2019 for about $5.
Remedy. Consumers immediately should stop using the recalled magic wands, place them out of the reach of children, and return them to store where purchased for a refund.
Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Toysmith at 800-356-0474 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; by e-mail at [email protected].com; or online at www.toysmith.com and click on the "Safety Info" tab located at the bottom of the page.
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