Why are buckyballs banned?
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has just banned the sale of Buckyballs, those magic magnets that can be shaped any which way, because the balls are a serious health hazard for children.
It’s the first stop-sale order by the CPSC in 11 years..
Are magnetic balls illegal in Australia?
The magnetic balls are banned in Australian stores, but can still be purchased online. Parents are urged to do their research before purchasing toys online.
What are those magnetic balls called?
Neodymium magnets, usually small spheres, have been manufactured as educational toys, stress relief products, and an artistic medium.
Are magnetic balls dangerous?
When a child swallows two or more magnets, the magnets can attract and meet each other within the child’s body, causing digestive tissue to be trapped between them. This cuts off blood supply to the stomach or intestines. These internal injuries can be life-threatening.