In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), six national retailers have agreed to recall Buckyballs and Buckycubes magnet sets because these defective products “pose a substantial risk of injury and death” to children; so far, there have been more than 50 reports of children requiring medical intervention related to these products. If your child suffered harm due to a Buckyball or Buckycube, the Mobile, Alabama, product liability attorneys at Long & Long may be able to help you pursue the financial compensation you need to cope with resulting medical expenses and other damages. Buckyballs and Buckycubes can be fatal if swallowed and not treated in a timely manner.
The CPSC previously attempted to get Maxfield & Obertson, the importer of Buckyballs and Buckycubes, to initiate a recall after numerous injuries were linked to the magnet sets and defects in their design, warning labels and instructions. The CPSC has since filed an administrative complaint against the company; the CPSC has only taken legal action against companies in the form of administrative complaints four times in the past 11 years. Joining the voluntary recall of Buckyballs and Buckycubes are:
- Barnes & Noble
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Marbles the Brain
Consumers with Buckyballs or Buckycubes should take them away from children immediately and return them to the retailer from whom they purchased the magnet sets. According to the CPSC, it is thought that about 3 million sets of Buckyballs and Buckycubes have been sold in the United States since 2010. For more information, see the CPSC Buckyball and Buckycube recall page. If you or a family member was injured by a defective consumer product, please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation. Our experienced product liability lawyers welcome clients from the greater Mobile area and throughout Alabama.