Have you been injured as a result of Buckyballs, Magnet Balls, or Buckycube Desk Toys?
Buckyballs and Buckycubes Desk Sets distributed by Maxfield & Oberton Holdings LLC, of New York, NY. were recalled in 2010 and in 2011 a Product Safety Alert was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
1. This recall involves all Magnet Balls(r) The Original and Rainbow Bright interactive magnet sets sold in a cylindrical silver tin. Each puzzle set contains 216 spherical high-powered magnets that are 5mm in diameter. The magnets were sold in silver and multi-color sets.
Sold exclusively at: Amazon.com from August 2010 through May 2012 for about $20.
Manufacturer: SCS Direct Inc., of Stratford, Conn
2. This recall also involves Kringles Toys and Gifts. Nanospheres is a mass of 231 small powerful magnets that are either silver, gold or black in color. Each magnet is about 5mm in diameter. The magnets come in a circular metal canister approximately 2.5 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches tall with a black and blue label displaying the product name “Nanospheres.”
Sold at: Amazon.com from November 2010 through December 2011 for about $25 to $30.
Manufacturer: Kringle Toys and Gifts, of American Fork, Utah
Due to the number of ingestion incidents received since that time, the CPSC has now filed an Administrative Complaint alleging that the products contain a defect in design, packaging, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury to the public.
If your child has been injured by the ingestion of these metal magnets you need to act promptly. Contact our Bay Area Child Product Safety Attorneys at Strick Injury Law and Mediation today!
There have been reports of toddlers finding loose magnets left within reach and placing them in their mouths. It can be extremely difficult for a parent to tell if any of the tiny magnets are missing from a set. In some cases, toddlers have accessed loose magnets left on a refrigerator or other parts of the home.
Use of the product by tweens and teenagers to mimic piercings of the tongue, lip or cheek has resulted in incidents where the product is unintentionally inhaled or swallowed.
When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can attract to one another through the stomach and intestinal walls, resulting in injuries, such as holes in the stomach and intestines, intestinal blockage, blood poisoning and possibly death. Medical professionals may not diagnose the need for immediate medical intervention in such cases, resulting in worsening of the injuries.
The California Children Safety Attorneys at Strick Injury Law and Mediation help victims of defective products obtain compensation for their injuries, financial losses and suffering. Injuries from a defective product can have life-changing consequences. In cases such as these, the attorneys at Strick Injury Law and Mediation strive to obtain maximum compensation for each client. Our goal in every case is to Right the Wrong and help you obtain the financial resources that can make your life and that of your family easier. Our product recall attorneys are here to help you.
Bay Area child safety attorneys: righting the wrong for injuries caused by Buckyballs and Buckycube desk sets.
Call Strick Injury Law and Mediation for a free consultation if you believe you have been injured as a result products manufactured by Maxfield & Oberton LLC.