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Are there any regulations for shipping magnets?

Regulations come into play when trying to ship magnets by air. Due to the strong magnetic field emitting from some magnets they can be considered “hazardous goods”, and there are regulations enforced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Packages containing magnets must have a reading of .0025 gauss or less when measured from 7 feet away, or less than .00525 gauss at 15 feet from the package. If the gauss rating exceeds .00525 it cannot be shipped by air. Magnets must also be packaged securely to avoid any shifting around during transit. There are methods of packaging that can reduce the magnetic field and can allow shipment by air. Consult our inside sales department for more details.