The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing a voluntary recall of all Buckyballs and Buckycubes magnetic sets. The recall is part of the settlement of an administrative case filed by CPSC in July 2012, which sought a mandatory recall. It also calls for Craig Zucker, the creator of Buckyballs, to fund a recall trust that will be created and controlled by CPSC.
From 2009 to the present, the commission staff received numerous reports of ingestions involving Buckyballs and Buckycubes, many of which required surgery. This recall is intended to protect children and teenagers from injuries that can occur when multiple magnets are ingested. [Read more...]