Six Major Retailers Announce Nationwide Recall of Buckyballs and Buckycubes

Six Major Retailers Announce Nationwide Recall of Buckyballs and Buckycubes
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with six retailers, is announcing the voluntary recall of all Buckyballs and Buckycubes high-powered magnet sets sold by these companies.

CPSC continues to warn consumers that these products contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to children and teenagers.

Imported by Maxfield & Oberton LLC, Buckyballs and Buckycubes consist of sets of numerous, small, high-powered magnets. These sets vary in the number of magnets included and come in a variety of colors.

About three million sets of Buckyballs and Buckycubes have been sold in U.S. retail stores nationwide and online since 2010 for between $5 and $100.

Consumers should take the high-powered magnet sets and all associated individual magnets away from children and teenagers and contact the retailer from which they purchased the product to obtain instructions for their remedy:

  • Barnes & Noble, toll-free at (855) 592-2993.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond, toll-free at (800) 462-3966.
  • Brookstone, toll-free at (866) 576-7337.
  • Participating Hallmark retailers, toll-free at (800) 425-5627.
  • Marbles the Brain Store, toll-free at (877) 527-2460.
  • ThinkGeek, toll-free at (888) 433-5788.

These retailers have agreed to participate because Maxfield & Oberton has refused to participate in the recall of all Buckyballs and Buckycubes.

CPSC has received 54 reports of children and teens ingesting this product, with 53 of these requiring medical interventions.