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Non-toy magnet products

If you list products on our store, you must comply with all federal, provincial and territorial laws, and our policies applicable to those products and product listings, including this policy.

Non-toy magnet products covered by this policy

This policy applies to non-toy products that contain at least two small magnets, which may be loose as received, embedded in the product or attached to the product.

This policy does not apply to toy products that contain magnets.

Our policy for non-toy magnet products

Non-toy magnet products listed in any product category may pose a serious risk to young children. If a child swallows more than one magnet over a short period of time, the magnets can attract one another while travelling through the intestines and can cause the child to sustain serious internal injuries with potentially fatal consequences. As a result of this risk, Amazon prohibits non-toy magnet products from being explicitly or implicitly marketed for use by children aged 13 and under (“young children”).

Explicit marketing to young children

A non-toy magnet product is explicitly marketed for use by young children if the product detail page includes young children in the age range or otherwise claims that the product is appropriate for use by young children.

Implicit marketing to young children

A non-toy magnet product is implicitly marketed for use by young children if the product detail page does not include a clear age range for the product.

Required actions

For non-toy magnet products subject to this policy, you must take the following actions:

  • Remove any claim that the product is appropriate for use by young children.
  • Add a clear statement to the product detail page that the product is not appropriate for use by young children, for example: “This product is not suitable for children aged 13 and under.”

Policy violations

If you market non-toy magnet products to young children in violation of this policy, we may:

  • Remove the relevant product listings
  • Suspend your ability to add new products, listing privileges, or both
  • Withhold any payments due to you

We reserve the right to take any further actions that may be necessary in our sole discretion.

Additional resources

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. All information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.

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