A children’s putty toy has been recalled due to safety fears.
Crazy Geezer’s Putty World magnetic putty comes with small plastic accessories (including eyes and a nose) and was sold online, most prominently by internet retailer, Amazon.
Risk of ‘blockage or perforation’
According to Trading Standards, the toy has been recalled as it contains a small magnet with a high magnetic flux.
The risk statement explains that “if a child swallows the small magnet and other metallic objects, they could attract one another causing intestinal blockage or perforation.”
Amazon has now removed this product listing and the product has been withdrawn from the market.
The following notice has been issued by the European Commission:
Product: Magnetic putty
Name: Crazy Geezer’s Putty World
Type / number of model: Purple
Batch number / barcode: Unknown
Risk type: Injuries
This product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71-1.