Newly Aggressive CPSC Ups Ante With Proposed Magnet Ban

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT) -- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission staff recommended Thursday that the regulator ban the magnet sets targeted in two recent lawsuits it filed, continuing a nearly unprecedented stand against the product that attorneys say is indicative of the agency's increasingly aggressive enforcement tactics.

Under a notice of proposed rulemaking drafted by CPSC members, high-powered magnet sets such as those manufactured by Buckyballs maker Maxfield & Oberton Holdings LLC and Zen Magnets LLC would be prohibited unless the magnets are below a certain strength level. The staff members...
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