The CPA stopped by the offices of every maker/importer of Magnetic Ball’s to inform them they could either volenterilly stop selling them or the CPA plans to ban the product from sale within the US.
These are collections of small spherical magnets intended for an adult audience. Each product is labeled not for sale to children under 13.
They pose a health risk if swallowed. As they are individially very strong magnets they can perforate the small intestins trying to find eachother in the digestive track. It is apparently a news flash that eating things not intended for consumption can be bad for you.
The CPA claims children are dying due to this product. It is possible and even likely some children have died but it doesn’t seem to be a epidemic that needs a government solution. Googling deaths I couldn’t find any but did find a few articles that covered near death injuries caused by this product.
Do you think a ban of this product is reasonable? Why or why not?
Here are a few exaples of the product: