A toy has been recalled because of concerns children could swallow the high-powered magnets in it.

The Warehouse today issued a voluntary recall of Play Studio Magnet Buddy toys purchased after September 1, 2016.

The Warehouse general manager Merchandise Jenny Epke said it had been brought to her attention the toys could pose a safety hazard if infants were to dislodge and swallow the high-powered magnets they contained.

"We advise customers who have purchased a magnet buddy toy to either destroy it or bring it in to their nearest The Warehouse store for a refund."

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The toy was valued at $2 and had been sold nationwide.

The safety issue became apparent after a concern was raised by a customer. The Warehouse immediately withdrew the toys from sale.

Refunds on this product would be provided with or without a receipt.