The CPSC has announced a recall of MagnaMan Magnetic Toy Figures, a product manufactured by MEGA Brands of America.  The toys contain small magnets which can detach, then can be swallowed or aspirated by young children.  If multiple magnets are swallowed, the magnets can attach to each other in the body and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

The toys were sold at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, K-Mart and other toy stores from January 2005 through December 2007 for around $10.   

 A second recall of MEGA Brands products, this one on Magtastik and Megnetix Jr. Preschool Magnetic toys was also issued by the CPSC.  These products pose the same risk as the action figures listed above, small magnets which can be swallowed by young children.  The toys were sold at the same stores and during the same time frame as the action figures as well. 

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