High-powered magnets still require high-powered vigilance
15 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery
The recent history of magnet ingestions in children warrants review as we recently learned of a new mandatory recall by the Consumer Product Safety Commission of Zen Magnets and Neoballs magnets on August 17, 2021. Readers will likely be familiar with the significance of this recall as ingestion of high-powered magnets by children has been increasingly problematic over the last 15 years. The magnets, sold as desk toys and stress relievers, can cause significant damage to children and frequently require endoscopic and/or surgical intervention .
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