Mega-Brands launches toy recall

MONTREAL Mega-Brands has recalled 2.4 million action figures made in China due to concerns about magnets attached to the toys.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 44 complaints from consumers in the U.S. about magnets coming loose from some action figures and posing a danger to children if swallowed. The recalled toys include the MagnaMan, Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. The toys were sold at retailers including Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target from January 2005 to December 2007.

Following the recall announcement, Mega-Brands said it would partner with quality and safety service provider Intertek in the design and manufacture of future toy lines. The recall is the latest in a series of China-sourced toys that began last summer.

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