[AMZ] New documentation for magnets (excluding toys) required after March 23, 2023

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wtf is someone doing ingesting magnets? There’s a whole long list of things that would kill you if you were stupid enough to ingest them. Motor oil, kitchen knives, bicycle chains …

So magnets must pass a test they are safe to ingest?? If they are safe to ingest, magnets would need to be made out of other materials such as non-toxic plastic, polymer clay, etc., in which case they would no longer be magnetic??

Marilyn

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Or batteries

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The death of those children is tragic. I don’t know of any way to make magnets safe to eat so maybe they should be banned from selling on Amazon.

Marilyn

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I suppose yes, we could do that…

Or maybe something a bit less drastic…

Magnets | CPSC.gov

The new mandatory federal standard requires loose or separable magnets in certain magnet products to be either too large to swallow, or weak enough to reduce the risk of internal injuries when swallowed; specifically, if the magnets fit in a small parts cylinder, then they must have a flux index of less than 50 kG2 mm2.

Like watching children, since they have tiny, not fully developed brains, to make sure they don’t make poor life choices…

:man_shrugging:, IDK

You might find a total magnet ban to be untenable, as magnets are rather ubiquitous in things like engines, microwaves, televisions, stereos, cellphones, personal massagers…

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