AGA Comments on Proposed Regulation to Ban Magnets

December 06, 2012

AGA submitted comments in support of a proposed regulation issued by the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC is proposing to ban the sale of high-powered magnets that are part of magnet sets — sets that often contain 200 or more BB-sized magnets. The proposed rule is in response to the growing number of ingestions of these small, rare earth magnets by infants, children and teenagers. The proposed rule follows a recent legal action by the CPSC against two of the major manufacturers of these magnets sets (Maxfield and Oberton and Zen Magnets) after they refused to voluntarily cease sales of their products.

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