CPSC Communication Director, Scott Wolfson, refused our invitation to debate on TV about high-powered magnets last week. Now, we’re putting that offer out there again.
But hey, we know he’s a busy guy, so we’ll let him pick the time and the TV station. And this time, if he agrees to a discussion with our CEO Craig Zucker, we’ll donate $10,000 to The American Cancer Society to make it extra worthwhile.
Should Mr. Wolfson join our CEO for an on-air debate AND help raise money for cancer research? Call or email him to let him know your thoughts. (We vote yes…)
The CPSC says Buckyballs and Buckycubes “do not operate as intended”. Huh. That’s news to us!
WOW us with your ‘best intended use’ of our products…ya know, build something (anything!) out of Buckyballs, Buckycubes, Bucky Bars or Bucky BIGS to show the CPSC just how they should be handled. The top 5 creations to get all of us at Bucky HQ talking will win a set of pink Buckyballs.
1) Post your most amazing shape from any of our products Facebook page by midnight EST on Monday, September 3rd.
2) Only ONE entry per person please.
3) Check back with our blog or Facebook page late Tuesday, September 4th , for the list of 5 lucky winners!*
4) No hating on your other contestants! If it’s not FUN, it’s no good.
5) Winners* will email email@example.com with their first and last name, along with their Facebook name, and the word “WINNER” in the subject line. We’ll send you a one-time only promo code to use on our site toward your FREE set of 125 Buckyballs in PINK. You’ll also qualify for free shipping, too.
A free set of Buckyballs for showing the CPSC how it’s done. How fun is that?
*ALL contestants MUST BE 18 YRS AND OLDER, please.
You’ve heard about our ongoing battle with the CPSC. You’ve supported us and our “Save Our Balls” campaign by tweeting, writing on Facebook, and reaching out to the CPSC directly…and we thank you!
To our supporters and critics alike; you may not know the whole story.
We’d like to share the history and vigor of our safety program, along with an outline of how we have interacted with the Consumer Product Safety Commission over the three years we have been in business.
Our CEO has written this ‘sit-down-and-get-comfortable-because-this-is-going-to-take-a-while’ letter in hopes that you’ll have a better understanding of who we are, and why we’re continuing to fight the good Buckin’ fight.
If there’s one thing you read about us, please let this be it. .
An at-home-dad and PTA member on Examiner.com said recently that Buckyballs are “…much safer than balloons”.
In his argument in favor of keeping Buckyballs on the market, he asks, ‘”How harmful are these simple magnets? I suggest that they’re not as dangerous as something parents are constantly putting into the hands of their young children – balloons.”‘
Read the argument from a parental point of view in this Examiner.com article: exm.nr/ND0Knl
In a recent online post, Chicaco Political Commentary said we “have exhibited a willingness to go above and beyond the prevailing compliance standards” and that the CPSC is “busting Buckyballs”.
The site is quoted as saying, “What makes the CPSC actions so egregious, though, is that they are going after a company that by all accounts has been a responsible partner doing everything in their power to ensure their product is sold strictly to its intended market as well as educating its consumers.”
Our CEO Craig Zucker took the CBS This Morning show by storm today, talking about our ongoing battle with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. With an interview with Gayle King under his belt, we’d like to think we’re one degree away from Oprah.
Check out Craig’s interview with the CBS This Morning crew as he describes our fight using social media, the power of the internet and our “Save Our Balls” campaign to stand up to the CPSC :
The front page of the Business Day section in the New York Times looks pretty Buckin’ good today, if we don’t say so ourselves.
Recounting the ongoing battle to keep Buckyballs in business despite the efforts of Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Times says Buckyballs’ CEO “Mr. Zucker…is fighting for the survival of his business”.
“It’s a good fight. And it’s a fight I think we can win.” says Zucker.
You’ve heard about our little disagreement with the CPSC.
You’ve shown your support by commenting on Facebook, Twitter, and by emailing and calling the Consumer Product Safety Commission directly.
Because of all you’ve done, you’re helping keep us in business…and we thank you!
But the fight with the CPSC is just beginning, and we need your support.
Help “Save Our Balls”, and look good doing it! For every 3 sets you buy, you’ll get a ‘Save Our Balls’ Support Kit. It’s our way of saying THANKS for being a Bucky Hero!
We’ve had a huge amount of support during our battle for the CPSC. With all the Facebook comments, tweets, emails of support and comments on articles in the press, we’re overwhelmed by staggering numbers of Buckin’ feedback there’s been.
To that end, we’ve taken 2500+ unfiltered comments and put them into one awesome place.
To all of you who’ve weighed in…we give you a big Buckin’ salute!