The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Friday, March 31, 2006

It appears to be more common than I would have expected

A 20-month-old boy died after he swallowed magnets that twisted his small intestine and created a blockage, federal officials said. Three other children, between the ages of 3 and 8, suffered intestinal perforations that required surgery and hospitalization in intensive care. And a 5-year-old boy inhaled two magnets that had to be surgically removed from his lungs.

Nearly 4 million magnetic toy sets recalled (link via an email from Bunny)

Our own little magnetic episode wasn't caused by these toys (although we do have some of these toys) but by some actual refrigerator magnets, I'm surprised that this happens this often (and inhaling? As if swallowing wasn't bad enough?).

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