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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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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CPSC ignores public, selects nuclear option against Zen Magnets

Aug 10, 2012 – In a continued uphill war against the sale of rare-earth magnets, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has launched it’s second adminstrative complaint lawsuit of the past decade against Zen Magnets LLC on August 6, 2012. The first was issued on July 25 against Maxfield & Oberton, the distributor of Buckyballs, the leading brand of magnet spheres on the...
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Zen Magnets – RE: Your letter requesting us to shut down.

[Source] RE: Your letter requesting us to shut down. Dear CPSC, It’s unusual for a response to the CPSC to be open and transparent to the world. But these are unusual circumstances indeed. Let me start by reminding the CPSC and the public: We have had exactly ZERO ingestion incidents; our magnets have never injured. We have never referred to our product as a toy, or marketed as such. We...
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