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Magnets in California


#1

Someone recently told me that jewelry with magnets is illegal in
California. Could it possibly be true? If there is any truth to that,
I assume that it’s concerning sales and not manufacturing. If so, is
there a size or strength restriction?

I’m hoping someone will tell me it’s all nonsense.


#2

Renaissancewiz,

Someone recently told me that jewelry with magnets is illegal in
California. Could it possibly be true? If there is any truth to
that, I assume that it's concerning sales and not manufacturing. If
so, is there a size or strength restriction? 

I haven’t heard anything about that, and couldn’t find anything
online, but you should be aware that small magnets can be deadly for
infants if they get loose and the child swallows them. A pair of
magnets, or a magnet and anything ferrous, can be swallowed
separately and then find each other in the intestines, link up
between loops, and form a blockage. The very powerful magnets
available these days are especially dangerous in this way. (This
would be bad for anyone, but it’s the babies who want to put
anything and everything into their mouths.)

Loren
http://www.golden-knots.com