Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Urgent Toy Recall on Magnetix building sets

This involves children ages 6-11 years old. Please pass this on to loved ones!

Fellow photographer's son swallowed one and was in critical condition but with surgery he is fine.

Child’s Death Prompts Replacement Program of Magnetic Building SetsImportant Note: There is an update to this recall, which can be found by clicking here

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: All Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets

Units: About 3.8 million

Importer: Rose Art Industries Inc., of Livingston, N.J.

Hazard: Tiny magnets inside the plastic building pieces and rods can fall out. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract to each other and cause intestinal perforation or blockage, which can be fatal. This product is unsuitable for young children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of 34 incidents involving small magnets, including one death and four serious injuries. A 20-month-old boy died after he swallowed magnets that twisted his small intestine and created a blockage. Three children ages ranging from 3 to 8 had intestinal perforations that required surgery and hospitalization in intensive care. A 5-year-old child aspirated two magnets that were surgically removed from his lung.

Description: All Magnetix magnetic building sets including the X-treme Combo, Micro, and Extreme sets. The sets contain 20 to 200 plastic building pieces and 20 to 100 1/2-inch diameter steel balls. The building pieces are red, yellow, blue and green, and are shaped in 1 1/2-inch squares, 1-inch triangles and cylinder rods. Some plastic building pieces have “Magnetix” imprinted on them.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, Fred Meyer, Design Science Toys Ltd., A.C. Moore, and other toy and arts and crafts stores nationwide. The Magnetix magnetic building sets were sold from September 2003 through March 2006 for between $20 and $60, depending on the size of the set. The replacement program does not include sets at retail.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the magnetic sets and return the sets to Rose Art for a free replacement product suitable for young children under the age of 6. Consumers should be sure to keep all small magnet parts out of the hands of children who mouth objects, especially children under the age of three.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rose Art at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Rose Art’s Web site at www.roseart.com

Magnetix Magnetic Building Set Recall Expanded Serious Injuries Continue to be Reported to CPSC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Additional serious injuries to children reported following the March 31, 2006 recall announcement of Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets have prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Mega Brands America, Inc. (“Mega Brands”) (the new owner of Rose Art Industries, Inc.) to announce an expanded recall. In excess of 4 million units are involved. The recall includes all sets, except newer Magnetix sets sold since March 31, 2006, that are age-labeled 6+ and sets that contain the following caution label:

“CAUTION: Do not ingest or inhale magnets.
Attraction of magnets in the body may cause
serious injury and require immediate medical care.”

Mega Brands advises that sets currently at retail better retain magnets due to improved quality control, material and design changes. These products are not included in the recall.

To date, CPSC and Mega Brands are aware of one death, one aspiration and 27 intestinal injuries. Emergency surgical intervention was needed in all but one case. At least 1,500 incidents of magnets separating from the building pieces have been reported. Although the hazard was initially thought to be a problem primarily for children younger than six, it has since been learned that at least ten injuries involved children between the ages of 6 and 11 years old.

If a child swallows more than one tiny powerful magnet detached from the plastic building pieces or one such magnet and a metallic object, the objects can attract to each other inside the intestines and cause perforations and/or blockage, which can be fatal, if not treated immediately.

“CPSC is deeply concerned about the dangers that small, powerful magnets can pose to children if swallowed,” said CPSC Acting Chairman Nancy Nord. “In order for any product recall to be effective in protecting consumers, we must significantly reduce incidents and injuries from occurring after the recall is announced.” Mega Brands has been cooperative in this expanded recall.

These older sets, which were manufactured in China, contain up to 250 plastic building pieces and 1/2-inch diameter steel balls. The building pieces include 1 1/2-inch squares, 1-inch triangles, cylinder rods, flexors, connectors, x-tenders, and curves and come in an assortment of colors such as metallic, primary, translucent, and glow in the dark.

Mass merchants and other toy and arts and crafts stores sold the sets nationwide for between $20 and $60, depending on the size of the set.

Consumers should stop using the recalled magnetic sets immediately and contact Mega Brands for a comparable replacement toy. If consumers are uncertain as to whether their product is being recalled, they can contact Mega Brands at (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.megabrands.com

The CPSC is urging consumers to immediately report any incidents of loose magnets to the CPSC Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or to the CPSC Web site at www.cpsc.gov

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

You Tube is weird

I am pro pres Bush and support the war in Iraq. But I was surfing You Tube and came across ed some politic bashing videos. They are very well made had to share. Yes I get the message and do not support it. Just had to hand it to the creator of these videos. A lot of time must have gone into editing these. Very cleaver too I might add. Let me know what your thoughts are on these.

This Bush song is a U2's song "Sunday Bloody Sunday".

Tony Blair song is by the Clash "should I stay or should I go".

Found my inspiration again

Today I rediscovered my all time favorite band U2. I have always been inspired by them and I feel a renewed inspiration from them today. I look forward to tomorrow I will put that inspiration to use with my photography skills. I stopped listening to U2 about 5 years ago; but not all together I have listened to them about once every 6 months for the past 5 years. But now I feel the need to listen to them more. Also I wasn't listening to their lyrics and I did today. The reason I stopped listening to my all time fave band was because ever since I was ten I've listen to them and then for ten years straight that is about all I ever put on or listened to. So I just needed a break. I always joked I think I hold the world record for listening to one band for every day ten years straight. Who knows I should look that up. Here is one of my favorite songs. Since it was fathers day I'll put this music video "Some times you can't make it on your own"; By U2. Bono wrote this song for his Dad. (his Dad passed away long before this song.) Very sweet tribute to his Dad. Love the song. Enjoy!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Return with Honer

I am so excited today because Today my brother returns home from his mission from Fiji. He has been in Fiji for two years on a LDS mission. I wasn't the best writer but he was. It was fun to hear all his stories and who he taught and I had people he converted send me a Christmas card. He served a great mission and now He comes home. Our whole family is going to the airport to greet him then we will go out to eat and talk and stuff. Can't wait to see him it has been two years since the last time I saw him in person.

Friday, June 15, 2007

yesturday was scary

I was putting my kids in my van to go the store. I put in Audrey and Ethan and strapped them in. Then I went to get Kiefer he distracted me and the van door shut. I didn't know my keys were in there and I didn't know the door got locked. So now my two little babies are in the car in a 110 degrees. I was told they won't last five minutes my Husband is at work with the other set of keys 15 min away. So I did the only thing I could do which is brake our back door window. Got in the van and got my kids out. I usually always check I have the keys I thought I did. But I didn't but at least it has a happy ending. Lesson learned!

New to Swing

A few days ago my baby Audrey had her first time swinging in a baby swing. She was all smiles most of the time. Then her brother Ethan joined her swinging right next to her. She loved that as well as Ethan. They looked so cute I snapped a few pictures.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

It's like Christmas in July

Hi, I wanted to ask all of you that views my blog to lets help each other out. I would like to pick up a free Nintendo Wii. Anyone can get a free Wii or $250 with very little effort!

A friend of mine just received $250 from this site and it only took him 2

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2. Sign up with your email address.

3. Pick your prize (The gold bundle comes with a game and an extra

4. Sign up for one offer (The stamps.com and true.com offers are both great)

5. Either refer 5 other people to do the same as you did or just fill out
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You can go to this site to verify the system is REAL and it WORKS!

I just need five referrals and I can get my wii! But so can you we can all help each other out and it will be like Christmas in July!

Thank You and Enjoy Your Free Wii

Monday, June 11, 2007

ONE Vote '08

I will vote for ONE Vote and I just want to pass it along to encourage you to vote as well. Please vote to save lives! Please watch the video add and check out the web site as well.

Monday, June 4, 2007

The thing with bee's

My son Kiefer this morning comes in crying holding his finger. He is crying moving around jumping and telling me a bug hurt him and his finger and whole arm hurts. After I clam him down I ask him where did he get hurt. He took me to the spot and there I see a bee slowly dying with it's stinger still attracted to the bee but it was all the way out. So it looks like it was injecting it's stinger into kiefer's finger and kiefer at the same time grabbed the bee off of him so the stinger just pricked his finger but didn't go into it. I looked up on line what to do and to make sure he didn't have any allergic reactions. So I found out he is going to be fine I just need to reassure him he will feel much better really soon. Now he doesn't seem to remember he got hurt this morning and his finger looks fine. Poor kiefer got his first bee sting.