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Mad About Science—Magnetic Stones

PRA number: 2013/13599
Date published: 30th May 2013
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Product information

Product description

Approximately 12 hematite magnetic stones 2-3cm in diameter in a compact gift tin.

Identifying features

Model Number: MAS-00453

What are the defects?

The product exceeds the maximum allowable magnetic flux index for small high-powered magnets, as set by Consumer Protection Notice No. 5 of 2012.

What are the hazards?

If a child swallows more than one small high powered magnet, the magnets can stick together across the walls of the child's intestines, possibly leading to internal injuries and even death.

Dates available for sale

  • 30th November 2012 - 12th May 2013

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Mad About Science (online store)


Mad About Science

Supplier's web site


What should consumers do?

Cease using the product immediately and return it to Mad About Science for a full refund.