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Feds Reach Settlement Agreement To Recall Buckyballs | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday evening that it reached a settlement agreement with the creator of Buckyballs to...

Are These Kids' Toys Dangerous?

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Toy recalls for excessive lead and other hazards are down this year, but consumer advocates warn that potential dangers to childre...

Report Warns Of Dangers In Children's Toys

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- Toys are safer than ever before, consumer advocates say, but parents should remain vigilant in keeping their little ones away from power...

Banning Buckyball Magnets Is Statistically Ridiculous

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Weird News
Eliyahu Federman

Instead of sensationalizing individual injury cases, let's do the math on how dangerous Buckyball magnets really are when compared to other consumer products and activities.

Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide (Under $30)!

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.07.2012 | Teen

With Mother's Day having passed and summer swiftly approaching, Father's Day is just around the corner (coming up on Sunday, June 17!) and Dad deserve...

Do Buckyballs Extend Lifespan?

Lyle J. Dennis, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2012 | Science
Lyle J. Dennis, M.D.

We humans, being self-aware, are keenly concerned about death. We have sought the so-called fountain of youth since time immemorial. As the pace of science accelerates we find ourselves at the threshold of an era where we just may start artificially lengthening human lifespan.

Bucky Balls: Who'd Have Thought 2010's Hottest Toy Is About Creating Geometric Shapes?

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jesse Kornbluth

The plaything of the rich turns out to be the current obsession of... millions. This thing is everywhere. Adults love it even more than kids. I mean, of course, Bucky Balls.