Trading Standards Institute Advice

2021.10.15 Recall: Hysagtek - Novelty Magnetic Pizza and Breadstick Pen Set

The following notice has been issued by the Office for Product Safety and Standards.

Hysagtek Four Piece Novelty Magnetic Pizza and Breadstick Ballpoint Pen Set

Novelty pen

Novelty pen magnet

Alert number
2109-0027

Product type
Toys ? magnetic ballpoint pen

Product identifiers
ASIN: B01F36DST0

Product description
A set of four ballpoint pens designed with the appearance of bread-sticks, croissants and pizza slices.  The pens additionally contain a magnetic allowing them to adhere to metal surfaces such as a fridge door.

Country of origin
China

Counterfeit
No

Risk level
Serious

Risk type
Choking, injuries and asphyxiation

Risk description
This product poses a serious risk of choking because when tested according to the tension test, the magnet of the croissant detached at the 8th cycle and fits entirely within the small parts cylinder. The product also poses a risk of internal injuries as the magnetic flux index is 137.00 kGg²mm², which is greater than the limit of kG²mm². If two or more magnets were swallowed, there is a risk that the magnets become drawn to each other in the digestive system, which could cause serious injury or death if medical attention is not sought immediately. The bag that contains the pens is made of flexible plastic, having an area of 150mm x 200mm buts its average thickness is 0.035mm, (which is less than the minimum permissible of 0.038mm), posing a potential asphyxiation hazard to young children. The product does not comply fully with the marking requirements of the relevant standard and does not meet the requirements of the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011.

Corrective measures
The product has been recalled from end users

Online marketplace
Amazon - the listing has been removed by the online marketplace

Notifier
Office for Product Safety and Standards

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