Polly Pocket Recall
Mattel recently announced a recall of several Polly Pocket sets that used tiny embedded magnets to attach the clothing and accessories to the dolls. Apparently, these magnets can fall out and be swallowed or even aspirated. As with the last major issue involving magnets, the true risk isn’t with swallowing one magnet. The real trouble starts if a child swallows two, because the magnets can pinch internally and cause perforations that require surgery. There have been three injuries reported in the Mattel case, and all three required surgical intervention. So scary.
For more information on this recall, click here.