Serious Injuries Prompt Recall of Polly Pocket Toys

Mattel is recalling 2.4 million Polly Pocket play sets due to several serious injuries sustained when magnets inside the dolls and accessories fell out undetected.

“The magnets can be swallowed, aspirated by young children or placed by a child in their nose or ears. When more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforation, infection or blockage, which can be fatal.”

Yikes! “There were three reports of serious injuries to children who swallowed more than one magnet. All three suffered intestinal perforations that required surgery. A 2-year-old child was hospitalized for seven days and a 7-year-old child was hospitalized for 12 days. An 8-year-old child was also hospitalized.”

If you have one of the 2.4 million play sets, we encourage you to immediately take these recalled toys away from children and contact Mattel to arrange for the return of the sets and to receive a voucher for a replacement toy of the customer’s choice, up to the value of the returned product.


Mattel (888) 597-6597 anytime

Serious Injuries Prompt Recall of Mattel’s Polly Pocket Magnetic Play Sets [CPSC]