Retailers recall potentially dangerous magnetic sets

Retailers recall potentially dangerous magnetic sets

After years of warnings about the danger of tiny, high-powered magnets, six major retailers are pulling Buckyballs and Buckycubes off the shelf.

The Problem Solvers were the first to warn about the potentially deadly consequences of children and teens swallowing the magnets. The magnets can connect internally and restrict vital organs.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the manufacturer refused to recall them, so Barnes & Noble, Bed bath and Beyond, Brookstone and 3 other retailers have agreed to voluntarily pull them.  If you have Buckyballs or Buckycubes, CPSC says contact the store where you bought them for instructions on what to do.