Safety Standard for Magnet Sets

 
Docket ID: CPSC-2012-0050
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
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      • I am against the proposed regulation. I appreciate the importance of child safety, but do not feel that you have given enough thought to the possibility of better labeling in this...

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        11/21/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0421
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        Katherine Aljinovic
      • To Whom it May Concern, I feel as a health professional I can state that these magnets do not pose any health risk of choking to children any more than other small objects do. If...

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        11/27/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1051
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        Andrew Dill
      • 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

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0741
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        Daniel Tu
      • The proposed rule is an overreaction. Please get an economist to look the statistics of the number of magnets sets sold and the number of people who have come in contact with...

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        11/24/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0743
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        William LaViolette
      • this is crazy! how can you ban a product for misuse? There are thousands of products if misused that can be dangerous why is the cpsc focusing only on magnets?!!?!?

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        11/21/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0454
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        Daniel Keith
      • I'm Christian, and I enjoy using spherical magnet sets. I condemn the implication that such magnet sets should be banned simply because some careless parents leave them out and...

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1837
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        Christian Landes
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      • I am aware of the potential dangers that the magnetic spheres pose to the general public & feel bad for anyone who has fallen into the statistics related to injuries created by the...

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        09/21/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0064
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        Eric T
      • I have been using buckyballs for a while, and they are fun and enjoyable. Please do not ban these. Instead; you should be focusing legislation on punishing negligent parents who...

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        09/21/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0067
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        Nicholas Reuter
      • Magnet spheres are infinitely entertaining, and it's disgusting that a government agency thinks they can step in and attempt to outlaw them just because they think some kids will...

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        11/24/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0745
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        Dante Oliveto
      • To Whom it may Concern, With today's American school system there seems to be very little excuse for banning a toy that encourages creativity in problem solving. By enacting the...

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1887
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        Jakob Greinert
      • I would just like to say that I do not feel it is the place of the government to protect people from themselves. These magnets are designed for and marketed to ADULTS. I am a...

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        11/21/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0374
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        Kevin Norris
      • The move to ban certain magnetic toys like Bucky Balls is nonsensical. There are many magnetic toys with similar issues with ingestion and like many other toys is marked as not...

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1684
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        eBay
      • Submitter Name:
        Maarten Sundman
      • I don't think a ban on "bucky balls" is effective or needed. If you're banning then why not any spherical manget. Or any magnet at all? Where is the line? Factor in the costs...

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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1459
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        John Adams
      • 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

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0158
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      • Submitter Name:
        Saundra Matthews
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        01/07/2013

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        CPSC-2012-0050-2569
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        Henry Ripple
      • I agree strongly with John Paquette's comment shortly before mine. We have a right to choose to buy and use these products just the same as many others that fall into the category...

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        09/21/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0073
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      • I recognize the risks of these magnets. I support additional reasonable regulations. However, I believe these [rules are in violation of] 706(2)(a) as they are arbitrary...

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1839
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        Evan Linick
      • I know what magnetic spheres are, and I know what the hazards are. I use them as a desk toy in an environment that it filled for 20+ year old adults who will not choke or swallow...

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1073
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        Dan Huizenga
      • Hello, I would like to voice my concern over the proposed regulation regarding magnetic spheres - as well as to the general philosophy regarding consumer safety product regulation...

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        11/27/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1052
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        Charles Prestia
      • If people are to stupid to watch after their children or keep things like buckyballs out of the reach of them they are to far gone that rules and regulations are going to help...

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        11/30/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-2359
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      • Please do not Ban this toy on the sole premise that children are ingesting these toys. If this is a reason for banning them please either up the age requirements for purchasing...

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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1295
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        Gary Lyon Jr.
      • Kitchens can be dangerous. Chemistry sets can be dangerous. Shop tools can be dangerous. As are electrical outlets. But we balance that danger with supervision, with education...

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        11/24/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0747
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        David Hill
      • 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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        Coleman Jones
      • I see no reason why these need to be banned, outlawed or otherwise made difficult for responsible americans to own.

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1889
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        David Guthrie
      • This safety standard for magnet sets is the most ridiculous nonsense I have ever heard of. What's next, banning thumbtacks? Rat poison is not meant to be ingested either...

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        11/25/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-0782
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        John Starchman
      • Please DO NOT ban bucky balls and Zen magnets. Label them as an ingestion hazard if necessary, but do not ban a great science teaching tool.

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1687
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        Joseph Linares
      • Magnet Sets are some of the greatest scientific toys available today. They inspire kids to learn about the amazing forces that are used in these mesmerizing toys. Don't ban this...

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1460
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        Andrew Weissman
      • The ruling that these magnets pose a safety issue because they are small and potentially dangerous is utterly ridiculous. Many household items (hundreds if not thousands) are...

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1749
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        Raquel Davenport
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        09/11/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0016
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        Alan Denton
      • You shouldn't ban this rad toy just because a couple dumb kids and their parents can't read safety precautions like, "don't eat magnets".

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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-1810
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        Tyler Coleman
      • THis is ridiculous. Magnets are perfectly harmless. Many things can be brought down as a choking hazard if these beads are banned. Magnet sculpting has become an art. It should...

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        11/21/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0426
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        Ben Lancaster
      • Don't ban them! There are already plenty of warning lables, punish the parents that let kids play with them. Don't punish the company!

      • Public Submission
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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1348
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        Roy Holt
      • The proposed ban is overreaching and unreasonable, and would destroy at least one American business with no reported incidents involving their products. Zen Magnets are sold online...

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        10/31/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0209
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        Joel DePenning
      • 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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        11/29/2012

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        CPSC-2012-0050-2027
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        Cole Sonett
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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1840
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        Zack Mullins
      • These magnets are very dangerous. FAmily members do not realize how fatal an ingestion can be. The magnetsa re small and will be impossible to keep away from children in the...

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        10/31/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0168
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        chrco
      • Submitter Name:
        Elizabeth Gleghorn
      • 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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      • Submitter Name:
        Matthew Newton
      • Bad parents will always be bad parents. Removing my ability to play with cool magnet toys at my desk at work will not solve the problem of children of shitty parents getting into...

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        11/27/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1053
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        Ben Avery
      • Greetings. Thanks for the chance to give some feedback. I've been a long time user of the magnet sets. They are clearly a toy targeted to adults. It would be reasonable that it...

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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1126
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        Andrej Gregov
      • Banning magnetic products is absurd when there are so many other products that do way more harm: one example Tide pods. If they are ingested, that is poison, magnets are mental...

      • Public Submission
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        11/21/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0414
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      • Submitter Name:
        Amanda Leaman
      • Trying to ban Bucky Balls and Zen Magnets now? How many more pathetic nanny regulations can you imagine it will take before the citizenry goes from rebelling against tyranny to...

      • Public Submission
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        11/30/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-2250
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      • Submitter Name:
        Doug Talley
      • I find this level of regulation unnecessary and overreaching. A product clearly marketed to adults should not cease to exist simply because some parents have not taken...

      • Public Submission
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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1296
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Kevin Davis
      • 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-2012-0050-0748
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Alexa Eggers
      • Our institution has seen multiple magnet ingestions, leading to hospitalizations, procedures and several surgeries. We are very experienced with foreign body ingestions of all...

      • Public Submission
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        11/21/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0456
      • Organization:
        INOVA Health System
      • Submitter Name:
        Ian Leibowitz
      • Please don't ban these magnets. They are more educational than they are harmful.

      • Public Submission
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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1890
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Preston Monroe
      • If we banned everything that would be dangerous in the hands of someone stupid there wouldn't be any products left.

      • Public Submission
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        11/25/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0784
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      • Submitter Name:
        Joe Kluchinski
      • This is absolutely absurd. I am a chemist. I am allowed to use the chemicals I work with every day because I am of age. If the government banned the sale of all of these things...

      • Public Submission
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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1539
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Steven Woltornist
      • From personal experience, I've never had a problem with any of these magnets. I bought a set for myself, then bought a set for my 6 year old son. He was absolutely fascinated with...

      • Public Submission
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        11/25/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-0796
      • Organization:
      • Submitter Name:
        Nathan Boone
      • The thing that woories me is that this isn't so much a discussion about the dangers of magnets, but more the CPSC and Pediatric Gastroenterologist organizations trying to flex...

      • Public Submission
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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1675
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      • Submitter Name:
        Erich Langsdorf
      • These magnets have more potential than the government sees. While it is true that they can cause damage to a person who is using them incorrectly, it says explicitly on the package...

      • Public Submission
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        11/29/2012

      • ID:
        CPSC-2012-0050-1688
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      • Submitter Name:
        Donovan A.
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