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Parents beware: There has been a nationwide recall on a slime product for being a choking hazard.

Thames and Kosmos Ooze Labs Magnetic Slime has been removed from shops all over the country as it does not comply with the mandatory safety standards for toys containing magnets.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the slime has a small magnet is included with the kit.

Magnetic Hazard

“If a child swallows the magnet and another magnetic object there is a risk they may stick together across the child’s intestinal wall or other digestive tissue, which can lead to internal injuries or even death,” the recall notice reads.

“The magnet may also pose a choking hazard to small children.”

magnetic slime

Ooze Labs Magnetic Slime was sold at a variety of shops including General toy stores, Museums, Science centres, Australian Geographic stores and online shops between 1 October 2017 – 27 March 2018.

People are being urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

  • Does all slime have magnets in it? It should have a warning printed on the container.
    Thank you for alerting your readers to this. This has probably been announced in the media about a week or fortnight ago.

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  • Thanks for the warning about the slime and magnets.

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  • I am not a fan of the slime.

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  • Thanks for the heads up.
    Magnets are dangerous for small children, but slime and small children don’t go well together too.

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  • We have a slime ban in our place — my husband hates it…..

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  • Thanks fir all your recall notices – slime has always been bad in my opinion.

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  • I hate this slime craze right now, damn stuff gets left everywhere.

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  • Oh dear how dangerous is this one lucky I have never seen it

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  • Thanks for the warning. We have so many different slimes but I’ll keep an eye out not to get this one.

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