Tag: Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Buckeyballs Strike Back

As you know, the CPSC wants to ban Buckeyballs, the tiny but powerful magnets that many people, including me, have as a desk toy. The reason is that some kids have eaten them and gotten very serious injuries when the magnets try to align in their intestines. I believe one kid died. The counterpoint is that this is a toy for adults and there is no such thing as a perfectly safe toy.

The beautiful thing is that Buckeyball people are refusing to bend over. They are fighting back, aggressively, most recently with a campaign pointing out how dangerous ordinary everyday items are:

They have also have ads out on hot dogs, coconuts and beds.

We need more of this. This is basically an act of civil disobedience. Most companies would either comply or buy some politicians. Good for Buckeyballs.