Product Recall: Cars-themed backpack game pieces

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Toys, Shopping and recalls

Global Design Concepts Inc., of New York, N.Y., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling the Magnetic Game Pieces sold with their "Cars" Themed Backpacks. There are small magnets inside the game pieces which can fall out and could be swallowed by children. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage. This can be fatal. There have been three reports of the magnets coming loose, but luckily, no injuries.

The backpack is twelve inches in length and was sold with four magnetic game pieces, including red and blue plastic cars and red and black plastic disks with "Gas", "Oil", and "Service printed in red letters around the outside. These backpacks were sold at Target stores across the country from February through September of this year, for about $13.

If you've purchased this backpack, take the game pieces away from children immediately and call the recall hotline for instructions on returning the recalled game pieces for a free replacement "Cars" wallet or equivalent product. For more information, contact the Cars Backpack Recall hotline toll-free at (877) 848-4070 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the recall web site.

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