High-powered magnets ingested

Take Action to Support New Magnet Safety Standard

Your help is needed to protect children from dangerous high-powered magnets.

The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are jointly calling upon their members to voice support for a new safety standard for high-powered magnets recently proposed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

If finalized, the proposed regulations would restrict the sale of hazardous high-powered magnet sets that, when ingested, have been responsible for pediatric intestinal injury and death.

NASPGHAN and the AAP are preparing a joint comment letter in support of this much-needed and overdue standard. We are also encouraging pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists as well as other pediatric subspecialists and health professionals to add their voices to this rulemaking process to demonstrate the critical need for this proposed safety standard.  This important child health regulation will face significant opposition from industry representatives, so CPSC needs to hear from pediatric experts with patient examples.

How you can take action: Please click here to automatically download a document with background information and instructions on how to submit a personalized comment by the March 28, 2022 deadline.



The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
JPGN Reports