The Kluster magnetic game has been recalled due to an ingestion hazard. According to Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program results, the magnets do not meet the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act performance parameters for small, powerful magnets.
The hazard presents itself around children, who are susceptible to ingesting the small, strong magnets. In the course of passing through the intestines, strong magnets eaten quickly may attract one another. This may result in the intestines twisting, rupturing the intestinal walls, or causing obstructions.
The game consists of 24 hematite stones, a lanyard and a black cloth storage bag. The strategic tabletop game involves 1-4 players who take turns getting rid of their magnets by placing them inside the circle of battle without letting the magnets connect, or ‘Kluster’. The company reported that 15,392 units of the affected products were sold in Canada, from February, 2021 to December, 2023. The company has not received any complaints of mishaps or injuries in Canada as of December 21st.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact the company MJ Games for more information by email at email@example.com.
SOURCE: Health Canada