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Toysmith light-up wands sold at Carter’s, other retailers, recalled after child swallows battery

Toysmith is recalling about 58,000 light-up magic wands due to choking and ingestion hazards.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the battery cover can detach and expose the button-cell batteries, posing choking and ingestion hazards to young children.

This recall includes a fuchsia colored Light-Up Magic Wand topped with a star that flashes and makes noise. The recalled wands have a manufacturing date code printed in white on the bottom portion of the wand. Only magic wands with date codes between March 2018 (3/18/373) and June 2019 (6/19/373) are included in the recall. The UPC code 085761220034 and can be found on the hangtag.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magic wands, place them out of the reach of children and return them to store where purchased for a refund.

Toysmith has received one report of a child swallowing one of the batteries removed from the toy. Medical attention was required to remove the battery.

The item was sold at Carter’s stores and various toy, grocery, hobby and gift retailers nationwide from June 2018 through October 2019 for about $5.

Consumers can contact Toysmith at 1-800-356-0474 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email info@toysmith.com or online at toysmith.com and click on the “Safety Info” tab located at the bottom of the page for more information.

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