Magnetix Dangers, Family Watchdog Site

I don’t want this blog to turn into a linkapalooza, but from time to time I will share some links that are either fun or informative.

If your children have any toys by Magnetix you will definitely want to know about this piece on ABC News. It’s pretty scary. I’ve seen their toys and thought they looked fun and educational, but they are definitely more fitting for an older child. I try to be very careful about not letting Amelia near Caitlin’s “big-girl” toys with tiny pieces that could pose a choking hazard. And Caitlin has been known to stick rocks up her nose, so any toy that poses any remote temptation for her to shove up her nostril is quickly marked off my list.

Here’s another link to a national registry of sex offenders that I think is worth sharing. The site is supported by Julie Clark, founder of the Baby Einstein Company, and John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted.

10 comments

  1. Pattie (Domesticator) says:

    Thanks for passing on that story. My son (6) has those Magnetix toys. I have two other kids,4 and 2 years old, and although we try to be conscious about keeping the small pieces away from little mouths, it only takes one time.
    Nice blog, BTW 🙂

  2. Charla says:

    Over Christmas vacation my son swallowed one of the balls in the magnetix set. I was worried sick when i saw where a child died when two of the magnet rods stuck his intestines together and he became septic. Luckily the ball has no magnet in it, but I still got rid of all of them as fast as I could. Even though you may have an older child (mine was almost 4 at the time), accidents still happen. He did not intend to swallow it, he was just making a funny face at me, and when I told him to take it out of his mouth it went down. He looked panic-stricken, and I got scared, too. Things like that are very scary.

  3. Charla says:

    well, that boy on your link was the same one I read about at christmas. should have clicked the link first :o)

  4. Mrs. Flinger says:

    Oh, lordy lordy. I already freak about every tiny piece of something she could choke on. It’s good info. Trying not to be paranoid, but trying to be cautious and aware. Damn fine line.

  5. AMW Host says:

    That would be JOHN Walsh who’s the host of America’s Most Wanted…not Joe Walsh, the Eagles’ guitarist and solo artist, and former wild man.

  6. A Mom says:

    Hi – There is an update-the Consumer Protection Safety Commission has recalled Magnetix toys. Please continue to read and spread the word about the hazards of defective toys and toys with tiny magnets. You can find helpful info and photos at my blog.

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