Safety Standard for Magnet Sets

 
Docket ID: CPSC-2012-0050
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
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      • Please don't make these illegal. It's stupid. They're not toys and not marketed as toys so why does it matter if they're harmful if kids swallow them. A kid might swallow a...

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        11/30/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-2229
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        Kevin Gifford
      • Banning this product is hypocritical; cigarettes and alcohol are far more dangerous to children. They're not banned, they're barely even regulated. Why should magnets be different...

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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1221
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Charlton Miller
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        01/07/2013

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-2374
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        Sabrina Bourque
      • I think instead of an overuse of government power banning magnets, that parents that don't read the age limits and ignore warmings should be charged with neglect and endangerment...

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        11/05/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0263
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        Woodson Asher
      • I own several sets of spherical magnets. I have for several years, and to date, have yet to ingest any of them. the idea that the federal government needs to prohibit the...

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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1060
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        John Slinn
      • Please stop wasting my money going after bucky balls. This is a bad use of my federal income taxes, which total over $20,000 each year. Why don't you guys maybe regulate the...

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        11/30/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-2230
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        Stephen Baker
      • This isn't so much a discussion about the dangers of magnets, but more the CPSC and Pediatric Gastroenterologist organizations trying to flex their power. They've organized...

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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1074
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        Matthew Newton
      • Banning magnets is a ridiculous idea. There are hundreds of products for sale every single day in our country that are far more dangerous than a novelty marketed to adults. Your...

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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-2061
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        Nathan Jackson
      • This is gross over reaching on the part of the government. Are these magnets more dangerous than jacks (if swallowed) or balloons or bicycles or one of hundreds of other children's...

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        11/21/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0469
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        Tom Cohen
      • Stop allowing people to cater to stupidity and bad parenting.

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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1222
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        Christy Capek
      • These magnets are extremely dangerous and are unfortunately all too often ingested by young children who accidentally come upon them. Injuries to children with these magnets have...

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        11/05/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0247
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        Sarina Renaldi
      • 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

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0035
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        Daniel Faulkner
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        09/12/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0028
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        Ethan S.
      • Zen magnets have provided hours of mental stimulation, physical dexterity, 3-dimensional exploration, suprise and delight to me, my wife, children and grandchildren. They are a...

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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1061
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        Matthew Lawrence
      • While these magnets may be used by adults, these magnets have devastating, life-altering and potentially fatal consequences on children. I am a pediatric gastroenterologist and it...

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        11/21/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0498
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        Sandeep Gupta
      • Banning of Zen Magnets and other such toys would be a tragic step in the wrong direction. While there may be an mild safety risk to use of those toys, we cannot mitigate all risk...

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        CPSC-2012-0050-2068
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        Chris Aiello
      • While this is a toy its NOT marketed toward kids. The companies have abou 5 warning on these. It is up to the parents to be responsible and keep them from small children. The...

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        11/30/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-2231
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        Peter Plashko
      • This isn't so much a discussion about the dangers of magnets, but more the CPSC and Pediatric Gastroenterologist organizations trying to flex their power. They've organized their...

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        11/24/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0698
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        Jacob Crabtree
      • There is no reason to remove these from the market, just like anything if miss used it can be dangerous. You can die from drinking to much water, should we remove water so people...

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1075
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        Chakra Janusas
      • I fail to see an issue here. It seems to me that bucky balls magnets were NOT intended as toys, yet an interesting tool for science. It'd be the same as banning chemistry in high...

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-2096
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        Kevin Sadonsky
      • I can think of many other more dangerous toys that should be banned before magnets......what's next?....bicylces? This is going to cause more harm than good. I enjoy magnets and...

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        11/24/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0723
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        Andrew Pence
      • If this is such a danger maybe the problem isn't with the magnets but kids owning them. If you are willing to ban this then you should also ban Lego, bunk beds, 2 storey houses...

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        10/01/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0099
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        Joel Coady
      • I must express my opposition to the creation of new safety standards what would ban the sale of "collections of loose high powered magnets." All of the evidence I have found...

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1933
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        Aaron Harpole
      • Re: Safety standard for magnet sets. Respectfully, the number of occurrences and resultant severity of reported issues does not rise to the level of importance to warrant any...

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        11/21/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0342
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        George Sawyer
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      • I generally support less regulation and more personal responsibility, but in this case the devastating consequences of magnets ingestion are real and hard to prevent. I have to...

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        11/27/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1028
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        Children's Hospital New Orleans
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        Javier Monagas
      • Please do not ban Buckyballs and Zen magnets. A 'not for children' warning is effective. Banning a product that can potentially be dangerous when misused is a paternalistic...

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        11/30/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-2277
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        Matthew Heagerty
      • It is ludicrous and sheer idiocy to propose banning a product due to the stupidity and laziness of some parents who refuse to take care of their children and prevent them from...

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        10/31/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0115
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        Gordon Pettey
      • This isn't so much a discussion about the dangers of magnets, but more the CPSC and Pediatric Gastroenterologist organizations trying to flex their power. They've organized their...

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        11/26/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1007
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        Maya Ward-Karet
      • I believe these [rules are in violation of] 706(2)(a) as they are arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion. This promulgated rule violates the due process requirements for...

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-2064
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        Cody Coane
      • I am opposed to this rule. Banning a product on the grounds that it might be misused is a terrible idea. Products that are dangerous to children should not be marketed to...

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        11/21/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0401
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        Brian Brady
      • I am writing as an experienced pediatric gastroenterology nurse and as a mother. I am aware of the potential for children to put small, attractive items in their mouths and, also...

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        10/31/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0158
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        Johns Hopkins Hospital
      • Submitter Name:
        Saundra Matthews
      • Creating legislation to ban a particular product due to a labeling deficiency sets a terrible president which may greatly diminish product innovation in the future. Other...

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1226
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        Ron Griffiths
      • Personal responsibility in this case should outweigh government responsibility. It should be up to a parent to insure their children do not ingest magnets. It is clearly marked on...

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1462
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        Damien Trippeda
      • Hands off my balls. My Bucky Balls. Label them, restrict them, but don't ban science!

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        11/30/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-2260
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        Kainoa Raymond
      • I am a pediatric gastroenterology fellow at Johns Hopkins and I am writing here in complete support of the safety standard and proposed ban on high powered magnet sets. I have...

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        10/31/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0157
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        Eric Tibesar
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      • Please find attached comments from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in support of the CPSC's proposed safety standard for high-powered magnet sets.

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        11/21/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0500
      • Organization:
        American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
      • Submitter Name:
        Thomas Deas Jr. MD, FASGE
      • Please do not pass this law. It is completely ridiculous, overly broad and disrespectful of individual autonomy and self responsibility. As an individual who has children ages 12...

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        11/26/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0963
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      • Submitter Name:
        Vanya Yoors
      • The CPSC banning of BuckyBalls and any other magnetic building or stress relief product for adults is intrusive and goes beyond appropriate involvement for a governmental agency...

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        11/05/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0271
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      • Submitter Name:
        Lynette Lesnak
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        01/07/2013

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-2456
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Michael Messer
      • This impending ban is ridiculous. I have purchased several sets of these magnets and allowed my young cousins (3-10) years old to play with them, under my supervision. Not once did...

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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-2069
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      • Submitter Name:
        Dax Phillips
      • Everything I ever see about the banning of Buckyballs just talks about how ridiculous this is. It's embarrassing that this is even an issue. Please stop wasting taxpayer money on...

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        11/21/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0395
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Shawn Stephenson
      undefined
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        09/12/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0026
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Connie O'Dell
      • I personally see this particular regulation as unnecessary. The magnet sets in question are typically marketed towards adults as office toys, and as such fit the same sort of...

      • Public Submission
      • Posted:

        11/24/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0699
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Richard Hough
      • Please don't take away such an excellent and science orientated toy like Bucky Balls because of only a few poor choices made by people who were irresponsible.

      • Public Submission
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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-2097
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Jack Carroll
      • This isn't so much a discussion about the dangers of magnets, but more the CPSC and Pediatric Gastroenterologist organizations trying to flex their power. They've organized their...

      • Public Submission
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        11/24/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0724
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Scott Butters
      • This isn't so much a discussion about the dangers of magnets, but more the CPSC and Pediatric Gastroenterologist organizations trying to flex their power. They've organized their...

      • Public Submission
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        11/26/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0915
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Jeremy Unruh
      • I find it frivolous that a government agency is attempting to ban magnets. Specifically, Bucky Balls and Zen Magnets. There are many ways a child may get injured and these magnets...

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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1934
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      • Submitter Name:
        Jeff Sarda
      • to me there seems to be nothing wrong or harmful with the selling of magnets sets. As long as they were used under proper supervision, and knowledge that swallowing them should no...

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        11/26/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0952
      • Organization:
        none
      • Submitter Name:
        Jacob Diedrichsen
      • do not ban magnetic balls. it is the parents who are responsible. other products , water balz, laundry colorful balls, hearing aid batteries also cause child damage. if you ban...

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        09/24/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0079
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Anthony Frisina
      • As a practicing Pediatric Gastroenterologist in Nevada, I strongly urge the federal agency responsible for protection of our consumers to remove all toys and appliances using these...

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        11/21/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0439
      • Organization:
        NASPGHAN
      • Submitter Name:
        Howard Baron
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