As we talked about last week, Atlanta Lawyer Don Keenan publishes an annual list of the most dangerous toys of the season. The second most dangerous toys are magnetic earrings. These are made by Claire’s, Schylling and other jewelry retailers.
The Hazard is that magnets used in earrings are just as powerful as magnets found inside toys that have been recalled after causing death and injury in countless children. The earrings sold by Claire’s tested well above the toy standard of magnetic flux of 50, and in one case were more than five times higher than toy standards.
These can be swallowed, aspirated into the lungs. Children’s toys with magnets are listed in the top five most dangerous toys for 2008 by the consumer products safety commission.
Please be careful when selecting toys for your children.