Safety Essentials for Parents: Small Magnet Safety Reminder
Small magnet safety reminder
Parents and caregivers are advised to exercise caution when exposing children to products with small magnets.
These can be life-threatening if swallowed accidentally.
Small, powerful magnets are also increasingly used in novelty items.
Younger kids may mistake these colorful magnets for candy and swallow them.
Children may also be attracted to magnets that look like food.
Hazard present if more than one magnet is swallowed within a short period of time.
Danger of swallowing magnets
Magnets can attract each other as they pass through the body and can perforate or block the intestines and lead to infection, blood poisoning and even death.
When a magnet is swallowed, emergency surgery is usually required.
Read age recommendations, safety warnings and other directions for use and follow them closely.
When buying products with magnets, make sure they won’t come off easily, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Supervise children when they play with toys that have magnets.
Check the toy regularly to make sure there are no loose magnetic pieces.
Throw away the broken ones.
Keep small magnets and items containing magnets out of the reach of children.
Do not put the small magnets into the mouth, nostrils, ears and other body parts.
If you suspect a child has swallowed a magnet, seek emergency medical help immediately.
Warn children not to put small magnets and toys containing magnets in their mouths.
Share with other parents the potential dangers that small magnets may pose to children.
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