are marketed by the supplier as, or supplied for use as any of the following:
a toy, game or puzzle (including but not limited to an adult desk toy, an educational toy or game, a toy, game or puzzle for mental stimulation or stress relief), or
a construction or modelling kit, or
jewellery to be worn in or around the mouth or nose.
Death or serious injury and illness
If a child swallows more than one small high powered magnet, the magnets can stick together across the walls of the child's intestine or other digestive tissue. This can lead to tissue death, perforation or fistula formation; and to infection, sepsis and the child's death.
Young children under the age of three often place objects in their mouths, and many have required surgery after swallowing multiple magnets. Older children, mostly aged between seven and 15 years, have required surgery after accidentally swallowing magnets while using them to simulate piercings (such as tongue and lip piercings).