Why was Magnetix recalled?
The recall follows what the CPSC is calling “additional serious injuries to children” reported since the March 2006 recall of 3.8 million Magnetix toys. That recall was prompted by the death of a toddler who swallowed magnets. To date, the CPSC is aware of one death, one aspiration and 27 intestinal injuries.
Who makes Magnetix?
For years, Magnetix construction toys, a product of MEGA Brands of Montreal, have been ubiquitous at birthday parties, Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations, and anywhere else the 10-and-under crowd gives or receives presents.
What are Magnetix made of?
Magnetix is a magnetic construction toy consisting of a combination of plastic building pieces containing embedded neodymium magnets, and steel bearing balls that can be connected to form geometric shapes and structures.
When was Magnetix released?
The Magnetix magnetic building sets were sold from September 2003 through March 2006 for between $20 and $60, depending on the size of the set. The replacement program does not include sets at retail.
Are magnetix recalled?
The recall includes all sets, except newer Magnetix sets sold since March 31, 2006, that are age-labeled 6+ and sets that contain the following caution label: “CAUTION: Do not ingest or inhale magnets. serious injury and require immediate medical care.”
Where are Connetix tiles made?
Connetix are made in China from non-toxic, BPA and phthalate free ABS food-grade plastic.
What is magnetic therapy used for?
Patients have used magnetized products to treat pain associated with fibromyalgia, neuropathy, sciatica, and arthritis, but any benefits identified in studies are often similar to placebo.
Are Connetix tiles worth the money?
Connetix Tiles are such a wonderful investment for many developmental stages and being such good quality they will last for many, many years.
Which is better Connetix or Magna-Tiles?
In terms of magnet size, whilst playmags and connetix tiles are comparable, magnatiles are clearly smaller. In terms of magnet strength and quality, Playmags and Connetix are definitely the strongest and most durable of the 3.
What are the side effects of magnetic therapy?
Magnet treatment is relatively safe. Some patients may experience dizziness, low energy, palpitation, nausea, and vomiting. Side effects can include a decrease in blood pressure, or local skin areas can become itchy, burning, and painful; however, side effects only happen in a very small percentage of cases.
Does magnet therapy really work?
Despite the popularity of magnetic bracelets, science has largely disproven the effectiveness of such magnets in treating chronic pain, inflammation, disease, and general health deficiencies. Don’t use magnets as a replacement for proper medical attention, and avoid them if you have a pacemaker or use an insulin pump.