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Do you own a lot of toys with magnets? A recent post on The Washington Post parenting blog highlights some of the problems associated with toys that use magnets.

Here is what really jumped out at us. According to Stacey Garfinkle, who writes this column, "...since March 31, 2006, the CPSC has recalled more than 10 million toys containing magnets that can fall out of products and harm children." Ten million?!

We have always known that rare earth magnets were a problem around children, but until now, we haven't thought that much about the regular magnets found in so many children's toys.

What do you think? Do you buy toys with magnets in them, or is this something you avoid?