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MY FIRST DEAL! I have brought lots of things thru the help of you guys,thought i'd return the favour! hope i've done this right...

Big tool box set of transparent coloured magnetix..curves, balls, straight and circles...weighs a flippin' ton! apparaently the box/case is a flip and build?.
my kids are playing with it now...no argueing theres plenty to share.
they also had another set £34.99 down to £17.99.

This was IN STORE no mention of it online. We were at Basildon.
Hope this helps someone.
i dont know how to link images...and i dont know an end date..i guess till stocks run out?
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#1
This one?

http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Content/Product/products1/1304801_m.jpg
#2
thats the one! thank you!:thumbsup:
#3
But sadly out of stock online.
#4
but they had quite a few on the shelf at tthe store...
#5
Dangerous!! Buyer beware.
#6
seen one in woolies today reduced from £60 to £40 then down to £20
#7
why...dangerous?? My son has had a set for about 4-5 years now...no problems so far..he's 11 now! My 7 yr old just brought this set with her birthday money, she was sick of him saying NO she couldnt play with his magnetix..or balls and stix as she calls them!
#8
lemonie17
why...dangerous?? My son has had a set for about 4-5 years now...no problems so far..he's 11 now! My 7 yr old just brought this set with her birthday money, she was sick of him saying NO she couldnt play with his magnetix..or balls and stix as she calls them!
Some of the cheaper copies are apparently liable to shed their magnets. If MULTIPLE magnets are ingested then there is potential for damage to the intestine as the magnets are attracted to each other. Consequently, just about every time a Magnetix deal is posted the doom-mongers surface.
#9
ahhh i see! well these are the originals.
But to be honest if i thought my kids were daft enough to swallow them, i wouldnt buy them!
I guess pretty much anything with small pieces could hurt/kill child if eaten..but they've had the ittle lego bits, the bindeez, the necklace bead maker..all sorts.as long as they're frightened to even try it, they hould be ok! My poor kids are terrorised with scare stories of what happens if you eat something you shouldn't, they wont dare!!
#10
Believe me the person who mentioned that this is DANGEROUS is absolutely correct. For the last six months I was working as a doctor in paediatrics and I have witnessed a child becoming really unwell and admitted in Paediatric ICU for a period of 1 month. This child was 7 years old with very supportive parents, who had accidently swallowed 2 pieces of the Original Magnetix. Over a period of few days....the plastic covering dissolved in the body and the magnets got attracted to each other through the intestine walls resulting in perforation of the intestine. The child was brought to A&E a few days later.....by that time he was really unwell...he was operated on 3 times!!! He had half his intestine removed.

I have since then seen 3 other children swallowing the same thing and having the pieces surgically removed, ASAP.

My Paediatric Consultants are trying to get it completely banned of the shelves because anyone can swallow one of these while playing with them. And because of the potential to cause severe life long damage, its really not worth it.

I honestly would recommend no parents to buy this for their children.
#11
i do appreciate what youre saying. But i still think that pretty much anything can cause major damage if swallowed when its not meant to be. I scare my kids to death with horror stories of what can happen if you eat other than food! They have never ever put anthing like it in their mouths, and are very quick to tell me if thay see anyone else doing it...obviously as babies, everything goes in their mouths to chew on etc. But once past that stage, they just havent. My nephew is almost 3, of course i wouldnt buy anything with small pieces for a young child, but as long as you make them aware of the dangers...or terrify them, as i do! my kids know it is to play with, NOT EAT> you cant possibly ban everything that could be dangerous if swallowed!
You have to trust your kids at some stage, if they know not to do something, and you KNOW they KNOW, then use your judgement.
I would say the jumping beans things are more dangerous. after all you could eat a bean. and i think they have magnets in too?
I dont think its correct to say ANYONE could accidently swallow one! i wouldnt, i presume you mean any kids! but i still believe its the same as any danger to your kids, crossing the road, riding a bike, skateboarding...all can be dangerous, as long as safety is drummed into them, and your kids are pretty responsible, i dont see the problem.
But thanks for the horror story, another one to scare my kids into not eating stuff!!
#12
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#13
Its got little to do with the fact that they contain magnets or whether they can fall out. Its more to do with the fact that they are stronger than industrial standard magnets. Because they wont fall out, the manufacturers needed to increase the strength substantialy. Basically if your child swallows more than one, then they are liable to suffer serious injury when they attract each other and tear through the childs intestine.

My son had them and i bought a big boxl (also £24.99) last xmas in Argos, but after watching 'dispatches' i promptly binned his and took the new ones back for a refund. The Argos assistant commented that Argos expected alot of returns because of the program. Yes, my son is responsible, however i also have 2 younger daughters (1 baby) and children also borrow each others stuff. The fact that the medical establishesment (both here and especially in the US) want them banned, and the fact that a full ban is expected in the US within the next few years is good enough for me to be concerned.

http://magnetscankill.spaces.live.com/
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I might get my girlfriend to swallow some n' see if she'll stick to the cooker or washing machine :-D
#15
My son swallowed one of the geomag balls when he was 5 - I thought he was sensible enough, but I was wrong! apparently he was conducting a scientific experiment and was warming up the cold metal with his tongue, whilst lying down...! my kids do still play with it and it is a great toy when used correctly. I'm sure he won't ever do it again now, but I would only recommend the Geomag brand, made in Switzerland and not the chinese made cheaper versions.
I do not know where the Magnetix of this deal is manufactured...
#16
drmsa
Believe me the person who mentioned that this is DANGEROUS is absolutely correct. For the last six months I was working as a doctor in paediatrics and I have witnessed a child becoming really unwell and admitted in Paediatric ICU for a period of 1 month. This child was 7 years old with very supportive parents, who had accidently swallowed 2 pieces of the Original Magnetix. Over a period of few days....the plastic covering dissolved in the body and the magnets got attracted to each other through the intestine walls resulting in perforation of the intestine. The child was brought to A&E a few days later.....by that time he was really unwell...he was operated on 3 times!!! He had half his intestine removed.

I have since then seen 3 other children swallowing the same thing and having the pieces surgically removed, ASAP.

My Paediatric Consultants are trying to get it completely banned of the shelves because anyone can swallow one of these while playing with them. And because of the potential to cause severe life long damage, its really not worth it.

I honestly would recommend no parents to buy this for their children.


I can understand if a child can eat one magnet accidently, but if your child manages to eat two or more, it clearly isn't a mistake. If a child is willing to swallow something that they have no clue what it is, then in that case it isn't this toy in particular that is a danger, it's ANY toy with small parts.

Basically what you're trying to say is don't give toys with small parts to children if you think they're not clever enough to know what is a toy and what is food, as lemonie said. Same goes for elsie, she assumed her children knew now to put ANYTHING into their mouth, not just this toy.

If you trust your children enough not to put non-food items into their mouth then this is a great toy. If they're still at the point in their life they'll eat anything they can then they shouldn't be playing with anything small. It is designed for 6+ as it clearly says on the site. I don't know any six year old children who, if told whats right from wrong, would purposefully eat something they know they shouldn't :whistling:

Heat added :thumbsup:
#17
These are safe for kids who can be trusted not to put them in their mouths, but please keep well away from babies and small children/toddlers. If swallowed these will block intestines and require major surgery.
#18
omisnad
Its got little to do with the fact that they contain magnets or whether they can fall out. Its more to do with the fact that they are stronger than industrial standard magnets. Because they wont fall out, the manufacturers needed to increase the strength substantialy. Basically if your child swallows more than one, then they are liable to suffer serious injury when they attract each other and tear through the childs intestine.

My son had them and i bought a big boxl (also £24.99) last xmas in Argos, but after watching 'dispatches' i promptly binned his and took the new ones back for a refund. The Argos assistant commented that Argos expected alot of returns because of the program. Yes, my son is responsible, however i also have 2 younger daughters (1 baby) and children also borrow each others stuff. The fact that the medical establishesment (both here and especially in the US) want them banned, and the fact that a full ban is expected in the US within the next few years is good enough for me to be concerned.

http://magnetscankill.spaces.live.com/



scary stuff! yes if i had younger chilren in the house, i would definately not be buying them!
#19
i think they are the original one..i've tested them to see how strong they are.( not by swallowing them!!) they dont seem to have magnets falling out. BUT i do appreciate the heads up about what could happen..and because of that i have threatened my kids that if i find even ONE on the floor i will be throwing them away. We have a dog who i also love to pieces..he would be daft enough to swallow one!
#20
^^pmsl, funniest comment ive read for ages!
#21
Cheers, got one from my local store (Hull). Had loads in stock.
#22
Please listen to what others have said here before getting magnetic toys!

We bought Magnetix for our 7-year-old grandson. He accidentally left one of the very small, marble shaped magnets behind an armchair, where it was found by his 5-year-old sister. She is forever putting things in her mouuth, and this small shiny ball slipped down so very easily.

Fortunately it passed through in a couple of days (her mum heard it ping!! into the toilet bowl) but it would not have been pleasant had she swallowed another piece of Magnetix at the same time.

PLEASE, parents, look at the website mentioned above ("magnetscankill"), and also look at this tragic story:
http://www.kidsindanger.org/fac/2004_Kenny.asp
#23
OneGuysLife
I can understand if a child can eat one magnet accidently, but if your child manages to eat two or more, it clearly isn't a mistake. If a child is willing to swallow something that they have no clue what it is, then in that case it isn't this toy in particular that is a danger, it's ANY toy with small parts.

Basically what you're trying to say is don't give toys with small parts to children if you think they're not clever enough to know what is a toy and what is food, as lemonie said. Same goes for elsie, she assumed her children knew now to put ANYTHING into their mouth, not just this toy.

If you trust your children enough not to put non-food items into their mouth then this is a great toy. If they're still at the point in their life they'll eat anything they can then they shouldn't be playing with anything small. It is designed for 6+ as it clearly says on the site. I don't know any six year old children who, if told whats right from wrong, would purposefully eat something they know they shouldn't :whistling:

Heat added :thumbsup:


totally agree :friends:
this style of toy is a brilliant teaching aid for kids to learn about 3D shapes, magnetism and general construction, but it should only be used under adult supervision. Having just read this page about Magnetix http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thecheckout/2006/03/major_toy_recall_of_magnetix.html I feel I need to highlight that there are several brands available, and this one is not the best quality. Do your research before buying any magnetic toy - as my gut instinct (no pun intended!) proved, Swiss made items are of superior quality than the Chinese made ones, and in the event that a piece is swallowed, you'll be very glad you did!

edit: saw a box of Magnetix in TKMaxx today and it was "Made in China" - don't want to trash your thread OP, but if buyers can find Swiss made brands, I'd go for those...

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