Zen Magnets and Neoballs Magnets Recalled Due to Ingestion Hazard

Recall Details

Description: This mandatory recall involves all Zen Magnets and Neoballs magnets.  Zen Magnets and Neoballs are high-powered 5 mm spherical magnets.  Zen Magnets were sold individually and in sets of 72, 216 with 6 spares, and 1,728 with 8 spares.  Neoballs were sold individually and in sets in the following colors: silver, gold, red, orange, green, red, blue, and purple. “Zen Magnets” or “Neoballs” is printed on the packaging.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magnets and contact Zen Magnets LLC for a refund.
Incidents/Injuries: Zen Magnets LLC is aware of two children who ingested Zen Magnets and required surgery to remove the magnets and parts of their intestines and bowels. In addition, CPSC is aware of other reports of children and teenagers ingesting high-powered magnets and requiring surgery. A 19-month-girl died after ingesting similar high-powered magnets.


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