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Dangers of Magnetic Toy Sets

Posted Sep 12 2008 10:20am

When I shopped around for toys for my children, I always come across box sets of magnetic toys in supermarkets and toy shops. They look really interesting, very appealing to kids.

Thank God that I never bring my children when I shop for their toys. I don’t have to negotiate with them for this kind of toys.

I have been reading a lot about the kind of hazards this kind of toy can bring to kids.

Usually this kind of magnetic toys have small magnets inside the plastic casings, that allow the sticks to pick up steel balls. See pic below for illustration (from CPSC recent recall ).
Magnetic Toy

The problem with this kind of magnetic toys is that, Continue Reading »

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