Media releases

23 Aug 2012

VIC: Small high powered magnets immediately banned

Small magnetic novelty items that can cause grave health risks if swallowed are now banned in Victoria, Minister for Consumer Affairs Michael O’Brien announced today.
23 Aug 2012

TAS: Interim product safety ban imposed

The Minster for Consumer Protection, Nick McKim, today imposed an interim ban on the sale of small, high-powered magnets that can cause serious injury or death if swallowed by children.
23 Aug 2012

WA: Dangerous magnets banned after child death and injuries

The WA Government has placed a product safety ban on magnetised novelty items which have killed a young child and recently caused injuries to several other children in Australia. Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien approved the ban today.
23 Aug 2012

SA: Interim ban on small powerful magnets

The Acting Minister for Business Services and Consumers, Patrick Conlon has today announced an interim ban on small high-powered magnets that can cause serious injury or death if swallowed.
23 Aug 2012

NSW: Interim ban on novelty products with small magnets

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts has announced New South Wales, together with other state and territory regulators, will today place an interim ban on a range of novelty products that contain small magnets.