Today CPSC Voted to Ban Magnets. Thoughts.

This is my (Shihan Qu, Founder Zen Magnets LLC) off the cuff initial reaction to the CPSC meeting, intended for lawyers/journalists/people who are interested in the details of the situation. A recording will be available here, in a couple of days. A shorter, more polished, summary press release for the general public will follow. If you want to know what we plan to do now, scroll to the bottom....
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Intellectual Dishonesty Award: Jayne O'Donnel with USA Today

The First Savemagnets.com Intellectual Dishonesty Award goes to Jayne O’Donnel, for her article in USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/03/cpsc-high-powered-magnets-rule-buckyballs/14999189/ [Screenshot from 9/3/14] On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, USA Today published an article by Jayne O’Donnel regarding the proposed rule of the Consumer Products Safety...
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CPSC Still Trying to Crush Small Round Magnet Toys; Last Surviving American Seller Zen Magnets Fights Back

Via Reason.com Blog by Brian Doherty Reason has long been on the beat regarding the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission’s apparent vendetta against the little round magnets which were perhaps most famously sold by the company Maxfield & Oberton as “buckyballs,” which you can use to form fascinating shapes. We’ve reported extensively on the very personal way...
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What's the connection between magnets and marijuana?

Via Denver Business Journal Zen Magnets LLC, a Boulder company that’s attracted the ire of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has taken steps to ensure its powerful magnet spheres don’t fall into the hands of children. The CPSC has successfully sued other companies to get similar products removed from stores, citing concerns that the powerful magnets could cause internal damage...
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New Voluntary Standard for Retail Sales

DENVER, COLORADO, June 26, 2014. In the midst of a regulatory battle with the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), Zen Magnets has begun expanding to retail stores with physical locations, and has announced a new Voluntary Standard for retail sales of artistic and educational magnet spheres. The CPSC staff “preliminary determined” that all aggregate sets of high powered magnets...
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