Skip to main content

Clothing and Accessories

Clothing and Accessories
Release Date: May 23, 2024
  • Reflections Neodymium 7-inch Magnetic Bracelet (Gold) with Heart-Shaped Magnet
    Reflections Neodymium 7-inch Magnetic Bracelet (Gold) with Heart-Shaped Magnet
  • Reflections Neodymium 7-inch Magnetic Bracelet (Silver)
    Reflections Neodymium 7-inch Magnetic Bracelet (Silver)
  • Reflections Neodymium 7-inch Magnetic Bracelet (Gold)
    Reflections Neodymium 7-inch Magnetic Bracelet (Gold)
  • Reflections Neodymium 7-inch Magnetic Bracelet (Gold Bracelet in Packaging)
    Reflections Neodymium 7-inch Magnetic Bracelet (Gold Bracelet in Packaging)
  • Reflections Neodymium Heart-Shaped Magnets (Free Gift)
    Reflections Neodymium Heart-Shaped Magnets (Free Gift)
  • Reflections Neodymium Heart-Shaped Magnets (Free Gift)
    Reflections Neodymium Heart-Shaped Magnets (Free Gift)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers to immediately stop using and dispose of reflections Neodymium Magnetic Bracelets and heart-shaped magnets because the loose, hazardous magnets pose a risk of serious injury or death if ingested by children. 

CPSC testing determined the magnetic bracelets, and the heart-shaped magnets that were included as a gift, do not comply with the requirements of the mandatory federal magnet regulation because they contain one or more magnets that fit within CPSC’s small parts cylinder and the magnets are stronger than permitted. 

When high-powered magnets are swallowed, the ingested magnets can attract to each other, or to another metal object, and become lodged in the digestive system. This can result in perforations, twisting and/or blockage of the intestines, infection, blood poisoning and death. 

CPSC issued a Notice of Violation to the seller, Reflections of California, and the online website photomagnets.com, but the firm has not agreed to recall these magnetic bracelets and heart-shaped magnets or offer a remedy to consumers.

CPSC estimates 2,400 magnet ingestions were treated in hospital emergency departments from 2017 through 2021. CPSC is aware of seven deaths since 2005 involving the ingestion of hazardous magnets, including two outside of the United States.

The neodymium magnetic bracelets are sold online at www.photomagnets.com for about $25. The bracelets are sold as seven-inch bracelets in gold, silver, or chrome, and are sold in a clear plastic bag. The heart-shaped magnets that accompany the bracelets are gold colored and in a plastic bag. A Reflections business card is included. 

CPSC urges consumers to stop using the magnetic bracelets and heart-shaped magnets immediately, take them away from children, and dispose of them

Report any incidents involving injury or product defect to CPSC at www.SaferProducts.gov.

Individual Commissioners may have statements related to this topic. Please visit www.cpsc.gov/commissioners to search for statements related to this or other topics.

Release Number
24-240

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years. 

Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.

For lifesaving information:

Media Contact

Please use the below phone number for all media requests.

Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

View CPSC contacts for specific areas of expertise

Report an unsafe product