CPSC Wants Public To Weigh In On Ban Of Tiny Magnet Sets

Law360, Chicago (August 28, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to issue public notice of a proposal would ban the kind of small, high-powered magnet sets the agency recently targeted in two lawsuits, seeking feedback on a proposal one commissioner said Monday may go too far.

Commissioners voted 4-0 on Friday to issue the notice after CPSC staff members pushed for a draft proposal earlier this month. Under that draft version, high-powered magnet sets like those manufactured by Buckyballs maker Maxfield & Oberton Holdings LLC and Zen Magnets...
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