Adobe Recalls High-Powered Magnets Distributed with Promotional Materials Package (Recall Alert)
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall SummaryName of product:
High-Powered Magnets distributed with Adobe ConnectTM “Effective Collaboration is Magnetic” Promotional Materials PackageHazard:
When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child’s intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.
Adobe Recall collect at (503) 382-8500 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, ET or online at www.adobe.com and click on “blog” for more information.Report an Incident Involving this Product
This recall involves high-powered magnet sets distributed with Adobe “Effective Collaboration is Magnetic” promotional materials. The promotional materials were distributed in a green box with a black lid and contain 12 high-powered magnets which are magnetically affixed to a laminated green cardboard sheet. The spherical silver magnets are about 5 millimeter in diameter. The text “With Adobe Connect it all just clicks” is printed in a circular shape around the magnets.
The firm has received no reports of incidents or injuries. CPSC has received 80 reports of incidents involving ingestion of other high powered magnets, resulting in 79 reports seeking medical intervention.
Consumers should immediately stop using the magnets and either discard them or contact Adobe for instructions on returning the magnets.
The magnets were distributed nationwide by Adobe as part of a promotional package for their Adobe Connect product during November 2012 at no cost to consumers.
Adobe, of San Jose, Calif.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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