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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Fielding Differences

By Nancy Nord, via Conversations with Consumers Blog It has been said that no two people ever read the same book.  Our perspectives and reactions are all influenced and informed by the points of view we bring to a particular issue.  This is especially true of commissioners at the CPSC who bring a wealth of experiences to the agency and whose outlooks are influenced by those experiences. My...
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Good Riddance to the CPSC

DENVER, COLORADO, June 5, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ — This is written in response to Marietta S. Robinson’s statement, published on May 28th, 2014. http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/207273-good-riddance-to-buckeyballs Last week, you released a statement on thehill.com, titled “Good Riddance to Buckeyballs” announcing victory over Buckyballs, and giving the...
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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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