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Child Swallows 37 magnets...
Old 03-04-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Seriously! I get that kids swallow things they aren't supposed to. But how do you not notice that your kid swallowed 37 magnets?!

http://fox8.com/2012/03/03/3-year-ol...ws-37-magnets/


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Old 03-04-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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I wonder where she got 37 magnets from? I read that story and could barely believe it. Crazy!
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My kids have that toy... but they are definitely older, and know not to swallow them.

Bucky balls are little tiny magnets that you can arrange to made different shapes. They are a ton of fun to play with!

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/bbe8/
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I would bet
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that this toy has a warning label for ages at least 6+.

Those parents are very lucky their little girl is still alive.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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The warning says ALL Children!

My 12 year old asked for them for her 12th birthday, which we thought was fine.

See the warnings here.

http://www.getbuckyballs.com/products/#!/buckyballs


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This is an ADULT desk toy
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and the warning clearly states http://www.getbuckyballs.com/images/...SiQqEfchrz.png
I Googled them just to make sure I don't have them in my class room.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:26 AM
 
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This is an awful product! One of my MS students was sent to the hospital because they swallowed two. They were passing the out at school and trying to wear them like tongue rings (one on top and one on the bottom). It is very hard to police that...when kids have things in their mouths! Let's face it, kids are kids and they do dumb things sometimes...like use Bucky Balls as tongue rings. I get that parents would let their older kids use them, but a 3 year old???
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