Cat Can't Scratch It
- May 9, 2000
After receiving over 50 reports of ingestion of Buckyballs and Buckycubes requiring medical treatment, six companies selling the product have agreed to a voluntary recall. The company that imported the desktop toys has since gone out of business, so no new threats, putting the majority of the toys already in consumer’s homes and businesses.
The tiny, powerful magnets are sold as a desktop toy that can be molded into different shapes. Although the magnets are meant for adult use, the CPSC said they pose grave danger to youngsters who play with them and to teenagers who use them to mimic tongue, lip or cheek piercings.