Are Magnetic Toys Harmful to Children?
Some children's toys on the market now are very playable, and they are very good exercises for children. However, when purchasing, parents should be cautious and understand the material and structure of these toys. Some substances are harmful to children's health. Will children be harmed by magnetic toys? Today I will give you a detailed introduction.
Are Magnetic Toys Harmful to Children?
Children like toys, this is human nature. Magnetic toys have irresistible temptations for children, especially primary school students, such as QQmag Neocube magnet spheres, magnetic building toys like rods and blocks, etc. But parents are also worried about the side effects of magnetic toys on children or cause harm. The fact is that the magnetic field of magnets is beneficial to the human body. Many diseases can be cured by magnetic physiotherapy, and magnetic physiotherapy has health care effects. Magnet magnetic field and electromagnetic radiation are not the same thing at all, and they will not produce the same electromagnetic wave damage as electrical appliances. Therefore, magnetic toys have no side effects on children. Both children and adults can safely touch magnetic toys and play with peace of mind.
Although magnetic toys have no harm to children, but it is recommend that don't let children play too long time with magnetic toys, don't get too addicted. It is possible that children who play too much will suddenly swallow the toys, magnet balls Or the magnetic block can cause irreversible damage to the child inside the body. The second child's hygiene awareness is not strong, and he eats without washing his hands after playing, etc. Over time, lead will accumulate, and high lead can easily lead to various diseases; in addition, it is best to choose trusted brands for children's toys. Buying toys in regular supermarkets and shopping malls, pay attention to the national compulsory product certification mark, see the product name, manufacturer information, main materials or ingredients, and manufacturers with poor age groups will use toxic pigments or excessive formaldehyde content, which will lead to Defects in the brain of infants and young children.
Are children's magnetic toys safe?
First of all, I would like to share with you a case: a 4-year-old boy's abdomen can actually absorb iron products? As long as iron objects such as iron spoons and chopsticks are close, they will stick to the child's belly. The parents of the children who lived in Fujian still showed off their son's "extraordinary powers" at first, but later found that something was wrong. The child developed abdominal pain, vomiting, fever and other symptoms, and finally developed to the point where he couldn't eat or sleep well, and rolled on the bed in pain. After being sent to the Children's Hospital, the doctor found that there was a 5-centimeter-long sphere with about seven or eight grains in the boy's stomach.
It turned out that the child swallowed the magnet by mistake, rather than having any special function. The hospital first adopted conservative treatment, expecting the magnet to be automatically excreted from the body, but it was not excreted, so the magnet could only be removed by surgery. The doctor said that thanks to the early detection of the child's condition and timely treatment, more serious consequences were avoided.
A four-year-old girl in Sichuan was not so lucky. The child accidentally swallowed two magnetic rugby toys with a length of nearly 3 centimeters and strong magnetism. The magnets traveled from the girl's stomach to the intestines, and the girl's small intestines were attracted together due to the magnetic force. After that, the girl vomited and was unable to eat normally. On examination, it was found that the girl's small intestine had started to become inflamed and there were signs of intestinal necrosis. In order to prevent the condition from worsening, the hospital immediately performed an operation on the little girl and removed the magnet, so that the child was able to save her life.
Educational toys are supposed to be helpers to develop children's intelligence, but because of the small magnets used in them, they have become "deadly traps" for children. As early as May 2015, the Defective Product Management Center of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine issued a consumer warning on magnet toys.
The safety hazards of magnet toys are mainly reflected in two aspects:
One is that children accidentally swallow magnetic small parts or balls, which may cause suffocation;
The second is that if two or more strong magnets are swallowed, or strong magnets and other ferromagnetic objects (iron, cobalt, nickel) are swallowed, the magnet will attract another magnet (or ferromagnetic object) in the digestive system, And put pressure on the intestinal wall of the digestive system, which can cause gastrointestinal perforation or intestinal obstruction, which can be life-threatening in severe cases. In many cases, these magnetic components require surgical removal and can cause permanent damage to a child's digestive tract.
Magnetic toys that are not suitable for children have the following two safety hazards:
One is that the magnetic ball or the part is too small, and a child may accidentally swallow it and cause suffocation.
The second is that if two or more magnets or iron objects are swallowed, the two objects will attract each other in the stomach, twisting or sticking to the digestive system and stomach, damaging the stomach and even the internal organs, which will endanger life. Moreover, these magnet parts can only be removed through surgery, which will cause great harm to the child's body.
Therefore, magnetic toys should be selected for children in large sizes, with a length and width of more than 5x5cm, a high degree of recognition, and a strong structure. The 'Dailymagic' brand magnetic building tile toy set is a good choice, there are 11 shapes, the size is above 6x6cm, the plastic is environmentally friendly non-toxic ABS material, the magnet is a ceramic magnet, the magnetic force is moderate and the distribution is even. The plastic parts are welded by ultrasonic waves, without glue, and the plastic parts are tightly combined and resistant to falling.