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Magnet Injuries

Zen Magnets, Neoballs Magnets Recalled Due to the Risk of Ingestion by Kids

September 2nd, 2021

In the culmination of a nearly decade-long battle that pitted the U.S. government agency charged with product safety against a manufacturer of dangerous magnetic balls made from rare-earth magnets, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has taken the rare step of forcing a mandatory recall. On …

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Magnet Injuries

Why Those Small, Entrancing Magnetic Balls Are Dangerous to Kids when Swallowed

July 15th, 2020

They look completely innocent. Tiny, colorful magnetic balls that can be molded into designs and shapes with no artistic limits, other than the boundaries of one’s imagination. The packaging says they are not for children under age 14, but they are easily found online with …

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