Small high-powered magnets

Small high-powered magnet sets are unsafe, and can't be sold for personal use.

About this unsafe goods notice

This notice came into force on 24 July 2014 for an indefinite period.

The notice applies to new and second-hand small high-powered magnets that are supplied, or offered or advertised for supply, in sets of 2 or more for personal use.

Personal use includes magnet sets that form part of:

  • a toy, game or puzzle
  • construction or modelling kits, or
  • jewellery that is worn around the nose or mouth.

The notice does not apply to:

  • hardware magnets
  • magnets used for teaching, or
  • magnets that are (or are intended to become) parts of other products.