CPSC Commissioner Robert Adler Served Petition Signatures to Cease Magnet Prohibition

On Tuesday February 17th, five thousand petition signatures were hand-delivered to Robert (Bob) S. Adler, the acting Chairman at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The stack of signatures were served in person by Shihan Qu, the founder of Zen Magnets, at the Jatvis Center in New York during the New York Toy Fair. Robert Adler (D) was appointed to the agency by President Barack...
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Survey: Ban of Buckyballs, Zen Magnets, Projected to Damage CPSC Credibility

The CPSC attempt to ban magnet spheres, such asZen Magnets and Buckyballs, will damage the agency’s credibility, according to a national survey by Public Polling Policy. The projection is based on telephone interviews conducted summer of 2013 among a national sample of 755 registered voters, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states. Within a margin of error of 3.5%, 88% of...
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CPSC's "Opportunity for Oral Comments" for Magnet Ban, such a sham.

The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) is procedurally required to hear more arguments regarding their magnet ban. Actions show questionable intention of having meaningful dialogue with the dissenting public. Despite internal conflict within the ranks of the CPSC on the topic (of an all-ages-nationwide ban on sets of high powered magnets such as Zen Magnets or Buckyballs,) the federal...
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CPSC Continues to Gamble Reputation in Magnet Ban, Stakes Grow

The 2008 CPSC Leadership (Robert Adler and Inez Tenenbaum) have tossed the old ways of the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) out the window and set a blazing trail of new precedents, especially in their expensive campaign to ban magnet sets typically used for art and education. The ethos of consistency and fairness earned by the agency in the previous four decades is heavily wagered in a...
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WMU Mathematics Professor Condemns CPSC and Gillibrand

The following is a letter CC’d to Zen Magnets from David Richter.   Dear Commissioners and Senators Brown and Gillibrand, I am a professor of mathematics and I am against the ban on rare-earth magnet spheres as proposed by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission. Instead of an outright ban, we should have legislation which restricts sale of magnet spheres to adults. When a child...
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9/10 Americans Say No to CPSC Magnet Ban

The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s controversial campaign to ban magnet spheres keeps losing ground as Public Policy Polling recently released results showing an overwhelming majority of Americans disagree with the ban. This is another point against the CPSC in its pursuit of banning sets of high powered magnet spheres. With the demise of Buckyballs, Denver-based Zen Magnets LLC  is one of...
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