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
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
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