On December 17, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) filed an administrative complaint against Star Networks USA, a company that manufactures magnetic balls and cubes.
The complaint alleges that the Magnicube Magnet Balls and Magnet Cubes contain defects in:
CPSC is seeking an order to stop the company from selling the Magnicube Magnet Balls and Cubes.
In July 2012, Star Networks voluntarily agreed to stop selling the Magnicube Magnet Balls and Magnet Cubes. However, after CPSC's failed discussions in November 2012 with the company regarding a satisfactory recall plan, Star Networks resumed selling the products.
CPSC has received reports of children and teenagers who ingested the small magnets similar to the Star Networks' product. When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can pierce intestinal walls or pinch the intestinal walls resulting in serious injuries and surgeries.
Back in July, CPSC filed a similar administrative complaint against Maxfield & Oberton Holdings LLC, which sells similar magnetic desk toys. Click here for article: Maker Of Magnetic Desk Toy Sued Because Of Ingestion Risks & Serious Injuries To Young Children, Tweens & Teenagers
If you or your child was injured by a recalled magnetic toy, compensation may be available. To discuss your child's legal rights or your legal rights, contact us at 877.944.8396.