What should the CPSC ban next? Part 5

  • October 11, 2012

Ban Stairs!


The CPSC is alleging that warnings on packages don’t work. We disagree.


But by their logic, all kinds of things should be banned. What should they strike next?


What’s soft and comfy and hazardous all over? Your bed! It’s hard to believe that everyone’s favorite crash-pad is just that –a crash pad. Every year 1.8 million people are rushed to the emergency room from falling out of bed. How can something so cozy and delightful furnish so many deaths and injuries?


Is trying to ban beds unthinkable? Obviously! It’s what the CPSC does best!




What should the CPSC ban next? Part 4

  • October 3, 2012

Ban Stairs!


The CPSC is alleging that warnings on packages don’t work. We disagree.


But by their logic, all kinds of things should be banned. What should they go after next?


Take aim at coconuts! It turns out that this beloved tropical fruit can pack a serious punch. Dropping from branches at a velocity of 50 mph, coconuts rack up a death toll of 150 unsuspecting people every year. Not as sweet as we thought…


Is trying to ban coconuts ludicrous? Of course it is! It’s what the CPSC does best!




Thanks for having our back!

  • October 2, 2012

Looks like D.C. has some serious BALLERS in the House (of Representatives, that is!).

We’re giving these 7 members of Congress a BIG Bucky hi-five for their letter in support of our fight with the CPSC. At a time when we’re fighting to save our business, it’s nice to know someone out there has our back. Read their letter below:





What should the CPSC ban next? Part 3

  • October 1, 2012

Ban Stairs!


The CPSC is alleging that warnings on packages don’t work. We disagree.


But by their logic, all kinds of things should be banned. What should they zero in on next?


Next up: the world’s most common way to rise above. You guessed it… stairs. These convenient and reliable paths—er, treacherous death traps—are responsible for over 1000 U.S. deaths every year. It’s time to write off everything above ground level (don’t even think about escalators). How can something so stationary be so harmful?


Is trying to ban stairs irrational? Oh yeah! It’s what the CPSC does best.




What should the CPSC ban next? Part 2

  • September 25, 2012

Ban Hippos!


The CPSC is alleging that warnings on packages don’t work. We disagree.


But by their logic, all kinds of things should be banned. What should
they target next?


Why not ban America’s favorite summertime staple – the hot dog? These
magical meat tubes may be the best part of your BBQ, but they’re also a major contributor to choking incidents every year. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics even called for a redesign of the beloved food to correct the deadly problem.


Is trying to ban hot dogs absurd? Yup! It’s what the CPSC does best.




What should the CPSC ban next?

  • September 21, 2012

Ban Hippos!


The CPSC is alleging that warnings on packages don’t work. We disagree.


But by their logic, all kinds of things should be banned.


Why not start the “Things to be Banned Next” list with the falsely-charming hippopotamus? This adorably dumpy, semi-aquatic mammal is anything but sweet. Coming in at over 8000 pounds of unwarranted hostility, the hippo is responsible for over 2900 human deaths every year.


Is trying to ban an animal illogical? You betcha. It’s what the CPSC does best!




Miss Inez’s Psychic Hotline can reveal your tomorrow TODAY!

  • September 14, 2012

Miss Inez's Psychic Hotline!


Is the Chairwoman of the CPSC dabbling in prognostication? Turns out she may give Ms. Cleo a run for her money.


While we at BuckyHQ have been working to stay in business and fight the CPSC’s Administrative Complaint against us, it seems that Chairwoman Inez Tennenbaum could have saved us a lot of effort. Why? You see, based on the recent timeline of our communications with the CPSC, we can reach only one conclusion:


Inez Tenenbaum actually looked into the future when deciding on the fate of our company.


Sounds crazy, right? Not so much.


In 2010, we began working alongside the CPSC to make sure Buckyballs products stayed where they belong: in the hands of responsible adults. Or so we thought. In July, 2012, through a series of events so convoluted they rival a scam on the Psychic Readers Network, we found out that working ‘alongside’ the CPSC was never part of their plan.


Want proof of CPSC’s newfound psychic abilities?


July 10th: We were requested by the Commission to propose a Corrective Action Plan to make our products safer, with a deadline of July 24th.

July 24th, 4pm: We submitted a comprehensive Corrective Action Plan with numerous suggestions concerning the safety of our products and further educating consumers and retailers. Then we waited for feedback…

July 25th, 11am: CPSC filed an Administrative Complaint and ran to the media. In the hours between 4pm and 11am, the staff allegedly “fully” reviewed and rejected our CAP, the Commissioners voted, their lawyers drafted and then filed a lawsuit.

Here’s where it gets just plain spooky…

Through a Freedom of Information request, we’ve discovered this document showing that the vote to sue our company was presented to the Commissioners on July 23rd, a day before our Corrective Action Plan was to be submitted. The vote to put us out of business was due before July 25th, giving the Commissioners or staff little or no time to actually consider our Corrective Action Plan submitted at 4 p.m. on the 24th. The vote was requested before they even received our plan.


So, how to explain this overlap of such a crucial timeline? How could the CPSC say they considered our Corrective Action Plan when they may never have actually read it?


We can only conclude one thing: Miss Inez & the Consumer Product Psychic Safety Commission can see into the future!


Call for your free reading today… operators are standing by.

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At-home-dad says Buckyballs are “much safer than balloons”

  • August 22, 2012

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




Buckyballs makes front page news in The New York Times

  • August 17, 2012

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.


Read more about Buckyballs fighting to stay in business.