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Small toy magnets growing danger to teens and tots

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Christin Rivas, 14, was fascinated by the small, round toy magnets that you can sculpt into shapes and use to perform magic tricks.

Put a pen on a desk, hold a magnet underneath and watch the pen move across the desktop.

While playing with a couple of these rare-earth magnets at her Satellite Beach, Fla., middle school in late November, Christin needed both hands to grab something, so she decided to hold the mini-magnets in her mouth.…

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