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Restatement on the Prohibition on Sale of Magnetic Ball/Cube Toy Products


Dear Alibaba.com Members,

Magnetic toys have been prohibited from being sold in many countries worldwide. Powerful magnets balls or cubes are very dangerous to children, and may be life-threatening in serious situations. Regulators and authorities in different countries have issued consumer warnings on such products.

In light of the above, Alibaba.com have  implemented the following requirements since 14th April, 2017, to strictly govern the sale of magnetic toy products. Alibaba.com restate the policy that magnetic ball or cubes with diameter  less than or equal to 31.7 mm and with magnetic flux greater than 50 are prohibited from being sold on the platform.  

Please take this matter seriously and self-inspect all the products in your store, remove all non-compliant products timely before 1st July, 2020. Pursuant to the Rule 17 of the Enforcement Actions for Displaying Prohibited and Controlled Items, the displayed non-complaint products will be removed. Members who attempt to circumvent the any Alibaba.com rules with ill intent, deliberately mismatch products and their corresponding details, wrongfully miscategorize products, put up false, misleading or exaggerated advertisements, or commit any other breach of platform rules would be subject to penalties in accordance with the platform rules ranging from removal of product listing, points deduction, restricted access on Alibaba.com, or account termination.



Examples of magnetic toys 

Note :

1. Announcement on the Prohibition on Sale of Magnetic Ball/Cube Toy Products  published on 14th April, 2017

2. Recall/Sale Prohibition notice issued by various regulators/authorities:

Australia ACCChttps://www.productsafety.gov.au/bans/small-high-powered-magnets

New Zealand GOV: http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/ban-sale-high-powered-magnet-sets

Canada Department of Health: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/31619a-eng.php

EU Union Law: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1434350124231&uri=CELEX:32008D0329

Brazil GOV: http://www.inmetro.gov.br/qualidade/iaac/pdf/seguranca-brinquedo.pdf