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Thread: Feds Act to Stop Sale of Magnetic Buckyballs

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    Feds Act to Stop Sale of Magnetic Buckyballs

    Buckyballs are high-powered desktop magnetic toys for adults, but some young children are swallowing the tiny magnets and getting hurt. Teens also have accidentally ingested the magnetic balls after trying to mimic tongue piercings, leading the government to take steps to stop the sale of the product.
    In an unusual move, the Consumer Product Safety Commission filed an administrative complaint Wednesday against New York-based Maxfield and Oberton, the manufacturer of Buckyballs. The desktop toys have small but very powerful magnets that are strong enough to mold into different shapes.
    The safety commission says the company refused to recall the product. On another front, the agency said it was able to persuade about 10 retailers, including Amazon.com, to stop selling Buckyballs.
    In a statement, Maxfield and Oberton called the agency actions "unfair, unjust and un-American." Company founder Craig Zucker said his products are marketed to people 14 and older and carry clear warning labels to keep them away from kids.
    Since 2009, the CPSC says, at least a dozen children have swallowed the magnets. Some required surgery.


    More here: Feds Act to Stop Sale of Magnetic Buckyballs - ABC News

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    What would we do without the feds thinking for us?
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    Well hell Jen, now I want those for my desk. Be a dear and find a good deal for me please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Well hell Jen, now I want those for my desk. Be a dear and find a good deal for me please.
    No wai, you might ignore the instructions and swallow them! Imagine trying to Chrisfit with this in your stomach!


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    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzV5AIK8iM
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." -- Frederic Bastiat

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    The one constant in all these warm fuzzy feeling bans of products children might encounter, from Lawn Darts (which saves a few who were exceptionally bad at physics) to Candy Cigarettes (ok, this one may have prevented a few Type II diabetics) to so called Buckyballs (this one finally going against a basic force of physics - surely gravity will be next) is children.

    Ban children. It makes every bit as much sense. What could be safer?
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    I think Odd is onto something.
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    If Jenna is buying Five-0 some maybe she can get me some also
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    If Jenna is buying Five-0 some maybe she can get me some also
    That would be pretty dangerous for someone whose tagline is "Damnit, I'm hungry again." Not only would you swallow them, but the worm in your stomach would also swallow them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    I think Odd is onto something.

    Hmmm. Now that you mention it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    That would be pretty dangerous for someone whose tagline is "Damnit, I'm hungry again." Not only would you swallow them, but the worm in your stomach would also swallow them!
    Think of it as my progressive conversion. I want something and expect you to provide it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Think of it as my progressive conversion. I want something and expect you to provide it for me.
    But unlike what progressives provide, this would actually be bad for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    But unlike what progressives provide, this would actually be bad for you!
    name one thing progressives provide that is "good" for me?
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
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    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    name one thing progressives provide that is "good" for me?
    Efforts to ban buckyballs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Think of it as my progressive conversion. I want something and expect you to provide it for me.
    I think PGG wants Jenna to make him a sammich, too.


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