Neodymium Magnet Safety

STRONG MAGNETS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY

Neodymium is the most powerful Rare Earth compound available commercially. If not handled properly, especially when handling 2 or more magnets at once, fingers and other body parts can be pinched. Be keenly aware of this and wear appropriate protective equipment when handling and installing neodymium magnets.

KEEP STRONG MAGNETS AWAY FROM CHILDREN

As previously mentioned, neodymium magnets are extremely strong and can cause physical injury. Small magnets are a choking hazard. There have been rare cases of children swallowing multiple magnets, causing intestinal injury requiring immediate medical attention and/or surgery. Do not treat neodymium magnets the same as toy magnets and keep them away from children and babies at all times. 

STRONG MAGNETS CAN AFFECT PACEMAKERS AND OTHER IMPLANTED MEDICAL DEVICES

Pacemakers, ICDs and other implanted medical devices can be adversely affected by strong magnetic fields. Some medically implanted devices come equipped with a magnetic field shutdown feature. Avoid placing neodymium magnets near these types of devices.

AVOID PROLONGED CONTACT IF YOU HAVE A ZINC ALLERGY

Those with a zinc allergy should avoid contact with the plating on our magnets in order to avoid allergic reactions, such as itching and rash.

NEODYMIUM DUST IS FLAMMABLE

Do not machine or drill neodymium magnets, as neodymium dust is extremely flammable and can present a fire hazard.

MAGNETIC FIELDS CAN DAMAGE MAGNETIC MEDIA

Avoid placing strong magnets near magnetic media, such as credit/debit cards, ATM cards, membership cards, computer discs and drives, cassette tapes, video tapes, televisions, computer monitors, and CRT displays.

NEODYMIUM IS FRAGILE

Although most of our products have the neodymium disc protected by a steel pot, the neodymium material itself is extremely brittle and fragile. Do not attempt to remove the magnet disc from the pot as it will likely crumble. When handling multiple magnets, allowing them to snap together with force can cause breakage.

NEODYMIUM IS CORROSIVE

Our neodymium magnets come with a triple-zinc plating to mitigate corrosion. However, when used underwater or outdoors with the presence of moisture, corrosion can occur over time which will degrade the magnetic force. Handling with care to prevent damage to the zinc coating will prolong the life of your neodymium magnets.

EXTREME TEMPERATURES CAN DEMAGNETIZE NEODYMIUM

Although the operating temperature of a neodymium magnet is dependent on its shape, grade, and usage, neodymium magnets can lose strength if exposed to extreme temperatures. The most common grade magnets in the most common products withstand temperatures to roughly 80°C (175°F).

STRONG MAGNETIC FIELDS CAN CAUSE NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT INTERFERENCE

Strong magnetic fields can adversely affect navigation equipment, such as a compass or a magnetometer, and can affect internal compasses of GPS navigation devices and smart phones/tablets. 

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65

Monster Magnetics products are prop 65 compliant. See our California Proposition 65 Statement for more information.