CPSC Can Add CEO To Buckyballs Lawsuit

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT) -- An administrative law judge on Friday allowed the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to seek to hold the former CEO of Buckyballs maker Maxfield and Oberton Holdings LLC personally liable for alleged defects in the magnet sets.

The CPSC sued Maxfield in July over its refusal to stop selling the magnetic toys, which the agency claims can cause severe injury if they are accidentally swallowed. The suit was the first administrative complaint filed by the CPSC in more than a decade.

Maxfield stopped doing business in...
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