The product liability lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation again reiterate and warn of hazards posed and associated with the above-named products. The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission ("CPSC") has taken the extraordinary step of filing a lawsuit as against the manufacturers of these various high-powered magnets known as Buckyballs and Buckycubes. CPSC has further taken the additional step of identifying and labeling these products as being defective in design, warnings and use instructions, and that the products further pose a substantial hazard of injury and death to children.
The product liability attorneys at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation have previously blogged about the issues surrounding these various products, a link to which can be found here:
These Buckyballs and Buckycubes have been imported by a company called Maxfield & Oberton LLC, located in New York, N.Y. These magnet sets Buckyballs are comprised mainly of a number of relatively small and high powered magnets. These sets contain differing numbers of magnets and are supplied in various colors, some of which are cubed and some of which are spherical in shape.
Approximately 3 million of these various Buckyball and Buckycube sets have already been sold at retail (and additionally online) since approximately 2010. These magnet sets typically retailed from five dollars to one hundred dollars.
Consumers should immediately remove these high powered magnets from the reach of children. Various retailers, including Brookstone and Bed Bath & Beyond, have agreed to voluntarily participate in this recall with the CPSC because manufacturer Maxfield & Oberton has refused to participate in the recall of all Buckyballs and Buckycubes - this according to CPSC. In mid July of last year, CPSC staff filed its administrative action as against Maxfield & Oberton Holdings LLC, of New York, N.Y., after talks broke down regarding the voluntary recall of these various magnet sets. Notably, CPSC has proceeded with only four (4) such administrative actions in the previous eleven years. CPSC is in receipt of a staggering, fifty-four reports of youngsters swallowing these products, with nearly all of them requiring medical intervention.
The product liability attorneys at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation represent individuals nationally who have suffered injury as a result of use and interaction with defective products. If you have suffered personal injury from a defective product (a product with a defective design, a product with manufacturing defects or defective warnings), you need experienced legal counsel with proven experience in product liability matters.
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