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2021.07.02 Recall: Magnet Store Ltd - Neodymium Magnetic Balls 5 mm

The following notice has been issued by the Office for Product Safety and Standards.

Magnet Store Ltd Neodymium Magnetic Balls 5 mm

Magnet store 

Alert number
2103-0125

Product type
Gadgets - Neodymium Magnetic Balls

Product identifiers
N/A

Product description
Magnetic silver balls 5 mm, made from the rare earth metal neodymium

Country of origin
China

Counterfeit
No

Risk level
High

Risk type
Choking

Risk description
The product presents a high risk of choking as the small magnetic balls were found to be small enough to fit completely into a small parts cylinder and as such, would be regarded as capable of causing a choking hazard for a child under three years of age. If two or more magnets are swallowed, there is a risk that the magnets become drawn to each other in the digestive system, which could cause severe injury or death if rapid medical attention is not sought. Three of the magnetic balls sampled were tested and found to have a magnetic flux index of 200.9, 199.6 and 251.8 kG2mm2, which is in excess of the maximum permitted 50kG2mm2.

Corrective measures
The product has been voluntarily withdrawn from the market.

Online marketplace
Etsy

Notifier
Office for Product Safety and Standards

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