Manufacturer states that Buckyballs will be discontinued

Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2012 at 3:30 pm    

In July, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC, sued the manufacturer of Buckyballs, claiming that the product was unsafe for children. Buckyballs are tiny magnetic balls that are intended for use by adults only, and have been popular desk toys for adults since 2009.

Despite a warning on the packaging claiming that the product was intended for children at least 14 years of age, reports of young children ingesting these balls have been frequent in the past few months. Severe incidents involving these balls have been reported, and children are having to be hospitalized for this issue.

When the balls are ingested, they can create holes in the intestinal lining. These holes may require numerous surgeries in order to be repaired. When the CPSC initially sued the company, the company had plans to fight the charges. Recently, the company chose to adhere to the rules set forth, and discontinue the production of these products.

If you or someone you know has been injured due to a faulty or defective product, please contact the product liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.


Voted Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm

Oklahomans across the state have recognized the Abel Law Firm's unique heritage as a statewide institution. Founded by Ed Abel, and today led by his son, Luke Abel, our personal injury law firm has become synonymous with empathy, compassion, and the highest professional performance serving our neighbors. Our family has sought to leave a profound impact upon the State of Oklahoma. We appreciate that former Governor Mary Fallin recognized that dedication when she declared May 1st "Ed Abel Day."

To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

Get a free case review