Product Recall? Buckyballs Are Dangerous To Swallow

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled an adult office toy because children keep swallowing it. The manufacturer is resisting and sales are booming

YAHOO NEWS:
  • 10 Incredibly Dangerous Banned Toys
    They say that it's all fun and games until somebody loses an eye. Technically, the same applies to skull fractures, poisoning, and third-degree burns. Throughout history, toy makers have designed some truly brutal products (lawn darts, anyone?). But with modern-day lawsuits, you'd think we would've curbed that problem. Yet, in their fervor to create the next Slinky, Etch A Sketch, or Tickle Me ...
    08/27/2014 - 9:22 am | View Link
  • Zen Magnets Vows to Fight CPSC
    DENVER, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zen Magnet LLC is now the last surviving contender in the battle against the CPSC's (Consumer Product Safety Commission) attempt to remove aggregate sets of high powered magnets similar to Buckyballs from the US market. "We will not settle for any sort of stop-sale of magnets that are perfectly safe when not misused," stated in a Zen Magnets press release.(1 ...
    08/5/2014 - 9:01 am | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • Product Liability
    Any company that considers how the Buckyballs litigation unfolded can find some aspects of the proceeding that may apply to it. Before a recall even begins, companies should have a crisis team in place, maintain communication with regulators and have a ...
    08/13/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Safety Group Sues Buckyballs Founder In Product Recall Case
    the CPSC sued the company that makes Buckyballs, and advised retailers to stop selling them. A few months later, Zucker decided to close down his business. The CPSC then took the rare step of suing Craig Zucker, the founder, for the full cost of a recall ...
    01/9/2014 - 8:00 pm | View Link
  • Opportunity exists until February 4 to comment on CPSC’s effort to toughen "voluntary" product recall process
    CPSC can seek civil penalties from companies that fail to voluntarily recall and, perhaps more importantly, can publicly declare a product dangerous on its own, as it recently did with the Buckyballs magnetic toys. But companies also are more willing to ...
    01/8/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Where to Check for Product Recalls
    (It's currently available only for the Android, although other companies have launched recall apps, which pull from government data and are available for iOS.) [See: The Most Dangerous Products ... on serious hazards, like Buckyballs, which are high ...
    11/13/2013 - 8:41 pm | View Link
  • Where to Check for Product Recalls
    But despite a plethora of information on recalls and warnings aimed ... although other companies have launched recall apps, which pull from government data and are available for iOS.) [See: The Most Dangerous Products.] "For the consumer, it's a choice ...
    11/12/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Consumer Product Safety Commission: official Federal Agency website, including recalls, reports, alerts
    09/1/2014 - 6:56 pm | View Website
  • Product Recalls | Consumer Watch.com
    Maytag Recalls 1.7 Million Dishwashers After Reports of Fires, Damage. On June 3, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Maytag Corp. announced ...
    08/31/2014 - 10:25 pm | View Website
  • MOH Liquidating Trust
    Buckyballs - The Amazing Magnetic Desktoy You Can't Put Down! Factory direct and ready to ship same day.
    08/31/2014 - 8:59 pm | View Website
  • Recalls of Household Products
    May, 2014 Buckyballs, Buckycubes recalled ... again5/14/2014. The tiny magnets can be deadly if swallowed by children. Discount School Supply recalls sorting boards5 ...
    08/31/2014 - 7:52 am | View Website
  • Six Retailers Announce Recall of Buckyballs and Buckycubes ...
    Six Retailers Announce Recall of Buckyballs and Buckycubes High-Powered Magnet Sets Due to Ingestion Hazard
    08/31/2014 - 4:31 am | View Website
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