October 27, 2016

CSPC Issues Final Rule on Hazardous Buckyball-like Magnets

The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted on a final rule today to address hazards posed to children by high-powered magnets. The vote was 4-0 to issue the rule. These products are bb-shaped smooth balls or cubes, such as Buckyballs and other products, that connect with a powerful magnetic bond. Many of these high powered magnets were recalled in 2010. In November 2011, CPCS issued a safety warning to consumers about these products. Injuries were still occurring, even though the products were supposed to be sold only to children over the age of 14. CPSC negotiated voluntary plans with all but three of the magnet set importers. Two importers did not agree to stop selling the magnets and another resumed selling them; two of these companies later reached a settlement with CPSC. A … [Read more...]

Consumer Products Safety Commission Recalling Mugs

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission is recalling certain melamine mugs and cups because they can break when hot liquid is poured into them, making them a burn hazard. About 111,000 mugs and cups imported by Carlisle FoodService Products of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma are being recalled. There have been three reports of the cups and mugs breaking; no injuries have been reported so far. The nine models of the cups and mugs were sold in sizes ranging from 7 ounce to 16 ounce. They are about 2 to 3 inches tall and were made in these colors: bone black brown green honey yellow ocean blue red sand sunset orange white The name "Carlisle OKC, OK" and model number are on the bottom, along with "Made in China" and "NSF". Some may also have the model name and size … [Read more...]

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