Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft issues Foam Pumpkin Craft Turkey Kit recall

November 24, 2012 12:10:26 AM PST
Foam Pumpkin Turkey Craft Kits imported by Jo-Ann Stores Inc. of Hudson, Ohio, and manufactured by Ningbo Golden Time Gifts and Crafts of China; sold exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide from August to October 2012. The adult seasonal craft item, when assembled, resembles a turkey with a pumpkin-shaped body. Before assembly, the product resembles a pumpkin that has been cut in half. The kit comes with various foam pieces that are used to decorate the outer pumpkin shell and has six small magnets that hold the pieces together.

WHY: Magnets holding the pumpkin shell pieces together can become loose, posing an ingestion hazard to young children. If swallowed, these magnets can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,800.

FOR MORE: Contact Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores at 888-739-4120 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website online at