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9 YOF ingested three magnet balls & was presented to hospital seven days later with abdominal pain. It was found magnets caused fistula between stomach & jejunum as strong force caused them to oppose in two separate regions of intestine. She required emergency surgery.

Product Details
  • Product Description: Magnet balls "Neoballs"
  • Manufacturer/Importer/Private Labeler Name: Zen Magnets LLC
  • Brand Name: Neoballs
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  • Product Category: Toys & Children
  • Product Type: Toys
  • Product Code: Building Sets (1345)
Associated Recall
Incident Details
  • Incident Description: A 9 yr old girl ingested 3 of the Neoball magnets around 5/12/2020. She presented to our hospital on 5/19/2020 with abdominal pain, and we found the magnets to have caused a fistula between the stomach and jejunum as the strong force caused them to oppose in 2 separate regions of her intestine. She required emergency surgery for this life threatening situation and has now recovered.
  • Incident Date: 5/19/2020
  • Incident Location: Home/Apartment/Condominium
Victims Involved
  • Injury Information: Injury - Hospital Admission
  • My Relationship to the Victim: Unspecified
  • Gender: Female
  • Victim's Age When Incident Occurred: 9 years
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Additional Details
  • Submitter has product?: No
  • Product was damaged before incident?: No
  • Product was modified before incident?: No
  • If yes to any, explanation: The family has the product; i am her surgeon.
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  • Report Number: 20200522-4058A-2147372184
  • Report Date: 5/22/2020
  • Sent to Manufacturer/Importer/Private Labeler: 6/17/2020
  • Report First Publication Date: 7/8/2020
  • Category of Submitter: Health Care Professional