Safety Standard for Magnet Sets

 
Docket ID: CPSC-2012-0050
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
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      • Why even bother to ask for public comment, because you are already dead set on voting this rule into law? The real issue is with Neodymium and China's reduction in its production...

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        09/07/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0002
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        Caroline Yeh
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      • There is a line between corporate responsibility and parental responsibility. It is my belief that with this product, the responsibility lies with the parent. It is true that...

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        09/07/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0008
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        Adam Brooker
      • I do not believe the outright banning of Small Rare Earth Magnets (henceforth referred to as SREMs) is an appropriate response to the situation. Comparing the cases listed in...

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        09/07/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0009
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        Jonathan Woo
      • I absolutely do NOT agree with this ruling. To ban the sale of a product intended for adults because of injury to children is illogical. There are many products in the market that...

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        09/07/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0004
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        Consumer
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        Jessica Pearson
      • I cant even believe you people are wasting tax payer money on this crap. More children die from drowning in buckets every year than they do from ingesting Rare Earth Magnets. I...

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        09/07/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0003
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        Michael Neumann
      • There is no need for these toys, even if they are marketed to adults. These powerful magnets cause too much injury to children, toddlers to teens. They serve no purpose. Get rid...

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        09/07/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0007
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        Cari Bashaw
      • How can you put such a strong ruling against something like this yet you do nothing about the laundry packets that are being ingested by children at an alarming rate!

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        09/07/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0010
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        Jim Crow
      • This proposed rule on magnets is ridiculous. Yes, certain magnets can be dangerous if used improperly, but then again, so can thousands of other products found in almost every home...

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        09/07/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0006
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        Nicholas Simmons
      • Your treatment of this issue is outrageous. "Stroke of the pen, law of the land, pretty cool huh". You don't have the right to tell adult individuals what they can willfully buy...

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        09/07/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0005
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        Jared Orr
      • I want to make a few things abundantly clear I love these products, I have currently nine sets of Bucky products in my household. I take extreme care when using them, and I ALWAYS...

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        09/10/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0014
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        Ronald Basler
      • Dear CPSC - Please do not outlaw magnet toys. My children (ages 4, 9, and 12) have spent countless hours playing with these magnets, building different things with them. In...

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        09/10/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0012
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        James Grove
      • This is a quintessential example of a government agency overstepping their boundary. The product is clearly labelled with the minimum age of its audience. Parents who buy this toy...

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        09/10/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0011
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        Antonius Gan
      • I strongly oppose regulating small magnets. The manufacturers have done a good job of labeling them as NOT for sale to small children and have provided packaging that is...

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        09/10/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0013
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        Eric Moeller
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      • Since the comments field is limited to 2000 characters, please find my arguments attached as a PDF file. A short summary is: The product itself is not dangerous for teenaged and...

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        09/11/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0015
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        Andreas H.
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      • Don't ban magnets! See attached files!

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        09/11/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0017
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        Eduard Todor
      • As a U.S. citizen and consumer, I would like to state I am strongly opposed to the proposed prohibition/ban on magnets as described in the “Safety Standard for Magnet Sets”. The...

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        09/11/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0021
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      • Submitter Name:
        Coleman Jones
      • To whom it may concern, I do not think it is the place of the CPSC or the government in general to control or ban ever product that could potentially be harmful if handled by...

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0022
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        Gary Peter
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      • Despite that there has been a relatively small number of cases involving Magnet spheres (and actually ZERO cases involving ZenMagnets), it would appear that the CPSC has closed...

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        09/11/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0018
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        Brandon Hansen
      • All the companies that I have bought these super strength magnets are for adults and are clearly labeled that way. I do not understand how labels are good for some and not others...

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        09/11/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0020
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        David Galloway
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      • See attached file(s)

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        09/11/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0016
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        Alan Denton
      • Dear Consumer Product Safety Commission, I am writing to you today to express my displeasure at your recent decision to file an administrative complaint against the makers of Zen...

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        09/11/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0019
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        Arthur Seldon
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        09/12/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0025
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        Adam Brooker
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        09/12/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0027
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        Steve Zavala
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        09/12/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0023
      • Organization:
        Maxfield and Oberton Holdings, LLC
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        Craig Zucker
      • My daughter purchased a set for me to give me a new interest during retirement. I enjoy the challenge and achievement of creating structures and learning the geometry behind them...

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        09/12/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0030
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        John Dunderdale
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      • These balls are clearly marked as not meant to be for kids. Yes, it causes issues, but this is the fault of bad parenting, and not a bad product. If a parent leaves toxic cleaning...

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        09/12/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0029
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        Joann Chou
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        09/12/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0026
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        Connie O'Dell
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        09/12/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0024
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        Maurice Deslauriers
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        09/12/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0028
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        Ethan S.
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      • Please stop hurting Buckyballs and their related products. I have multiple sets and I love them! I've gotten sets for my whole family, all of whom are adults and who use them...

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        09/13/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0040
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        Adam Sturm
      • While I fully support the CPSC in its efforts to protect consumers from faulty products, I cannot support their recent attack on magnet sets. There is nothing defective about...

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        09/13/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0037
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        Kate Jarvis
      • Enough with the endless rules, regulations and red tape. This is just more nanny-state nonsense. These are perfectly safe as long as they aren't placed into the hands of an...

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        09/13/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0041
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        Jeremy Tollberg
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        09/13/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0038
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      • Submitter Name:
        Guinevere Cuthbert
      • Please immediately cease and desist harassing makers of adult desk-toy magnet sets, designed, marked and labeled for ADULT use, with specific warnings about keeping them away from...

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        09/13/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0031
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        Bill Williams
      • These are adult toys and your agency is taking goverment rulings way too far. Warnings need to be on the products, but to remove the products destroys business which your group...

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        09/13/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0032
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        Darrell Cahail
      • I LOVE these magnets and they have nothing wrong with them its not the company who makes these magnets who is doing something wrong its the fact that america cant take care of...

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        09/13/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0033
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        Josh Hyde
      • I am honestly ashamed of the CPSC and how out of control this is. Protection of children is the duty of parents and not the government. These products are in no way defective...

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        09/13/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0035
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        Daniel Faulkner
      • Hello, I am submitting a formal comment in reference to the case being presented against the company Buckyball. I am a mother of two small children and as their mother it is my...

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        09/13/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0039
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      • Submitter Name:
        Alichia Woods
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      • There are three principal arguments against the ban. First, magnet sets are not defective in any way. They do exactly what they are designed to do. Moreover, they are perfectly...

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        09/13/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0036
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      • Submitter Name:
        David Richter
      • We all want to live in a world where risk is averted. To suggest that outlawing these tools of creation, clearly marketed and sold to those who have the capacity of using them...

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        09/13/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0034
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        Cameron Kilgore
      • Stop being a bunch of Nazis! I didn't spend 20 years defending this nation in the Navy and Marine Corps to have some buisy body burecrats try and play babysitter to irresponsible...

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        09/14/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0042
      • Organization:
        Citizen & Retired Military
      • Submitter Name:
        Robert Bagley
      • I don't think it is reasonable to ban projects that use magnetic spheres causes un unnecessary risk to the public. We should be spending our resources on more important matters...

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        09/18/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0049
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Michael Demopoulos
      • Of over 2 million sets of Buckyballs sold in the past 3 years, there have been at most 1700 incidents of ingestion, extrapolated from 72 cases that may be from magnet spheres. At...

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        09/18/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0046
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      • Submitter Name:
        Jennifer Willis
      • This Manilpulative or desk toy should not be banned. Nanodots has made all efforts to prevent ingestion. Other companies may have makde the same commitments. This toy is of little...

      • Public Submission
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        09/18/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0050
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Marvin Bailey
      • I am crushed to see how little the CPSC thinks of adults in the US as a group, when they cannot be presumed to have the competence to take a safety warning seriously. And of...

      • Public Submission
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        09/18/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0043
      • Organization:
        Engineer, Parent, Pro-Freedom
      • Submitter Name:
        Connie ODell
      • Do NOT ban magnet sets! These are exceptionally useful for teaching geometry, chemistry, biology, anything that involves the demonstration of molecular structure. There is nothing...

      • Public Submission
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        09/18/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0051
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        David Austin
      • Really, you have nothing better to do with our tax dollars? Let this go and get on with serious business. You cannot protect everyone from anything. I have a ton of these...

      • Public Submission
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        09/18/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0044
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Vincent Nylin
      • A s and adult who plays with buckyballs your charges against them is stupid. This product is marketed for ADULTS not kids. It has numerous warning labels indicated that it is for...

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        09/18/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0045
      • Organization:
        Consumer
      • Submitter Name:
        Heather Ferguson
      • The CPSC is being very unreasonable. Laundry detergent pods have a much higher risk factor since they are colorful and children think it is candy. Yet the CPSC believes that the...

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        09/18/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0047
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      • Submitter Name:
        Rahul Aggarwal
      • Please do not ban these magnets. I was going to give these to my kids but once I read the warning I kept them for my self. I keep them on my desk at work. There are lot of things...

      • Public Submission
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        09/18/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0048
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      • Submitter Name:
        Erik Sullivan
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