CEO Craig Zucker on the demise of Buckyballs

Wired:

Buckyballs are officially discontinued. If you don’t have any Buckyballs or Buckycubes and don’t get some soon, you never will.There are more than a billion of these magnets in consumers’ hands and only 24 reported incidents of children under 14 ingesting them. Skateboarding is statistically 890 times more dangerous than having Buckyballs.

As the story points out, you can still buy Buckyballs for a limited time and the company will continue to make other “Bucky-like” products.



  • Dennis Madrid

    If anyone is interested in more information, including the ongoing fight with another magnet seller (Zen Magnets), you should check out http://www.zenmagnets.com. Basically the CPSC hasn’t just stopped at trying to force companies to stop selling small magnets; they’re trying to pass legislation to ban them completely.

  • http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido

    I’ve always loved magnets, and these fascinated me when I first saw how they fit together. Might be time for me to bite the bullet and order a set.