a note on magnets

While designing the tie+ I spent a long time debating over the use of magnets. I examined many other accessory products on the market that use magnets and how they approached the topic of safety, and I concluded that the use of magnets would be both safe and make for the best product possible.

That being said, every tie+ still ships with the following disclaimer for all users, especially those:

  • with pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)
  • with children that may be aspiring engineers/really good at taking things apart and trying to eat them


Additional resources for magnet safety info:

From a leading producer of rare earth magnets:
NEODYMIUM MAGNETS: Tips for safe handling

From healthychildren.org:
Dangers of Magnetic Toys and Fake Piercings