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How Buckyballs Fell Apart


How Buckyballs Fell Apart

Buckyballs advocates and even one CSPC commissioner have argued that the CPSC's actions against Buckyballs were unfair and unprecedented, and that the commission's settlement
with Zucker out of court was something of an admission that perhaps they'd gone further than reasonable in trying to prevent harm to children. Some even suggest that the CSPC's
actions were vindictive, that they went after Zucker personally because he refused to concede to their judgment, and because he spoke out against what he saw as hypocrisy. In
fact, just today, the conservative watchdog Cause of Action filed a letter with the Inspector General of the CSPC alleging myriad improprieties on the part of the CSPC.

The biggest open question, though, is just how effective the Buckyballs ban has been. Other manufacturers still sell derivative products, and there are plenty of Buckyball sets
still in circulating, still millions of loose magnetic balls sitting in junk drawers. The safest bet, if you still have some lying around? Get rid of them. That little ball
bearing pyramid you made just isn't worth the risk.

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