|By PR Newswire||
|August 4, 2014 12:22 PM EDT||
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Star Networks USA LLC, of West New York, N.J., are announcing a voluntary recall to refund for all Magnicube Spheres and Magnicube Cubes. The recall of these high-powered magnetic sets is announced as part of the settlement of an administrative case filed by CPSC staff in December 2012, which sought a mandatory recall of the Magnicube products.
From 2009 to the present, CPSC staff has received numerous incident reports of ingestions involving small, high-powered magnets, including many that required surgery. This recall is intended to protect children and teenagers from the deadly risk of injury that can occur when more than one magnet is ingested.
CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop use of all Magnicube Spheres and Magnicube Cubes and check for magnets that have become separated from the set.
Star has agreed to provide a full refund to consumers who return a full set of Magnicube Cubes or Magnicube Spheres. Consumers who return less than a full set shall receive a refund that is prorated based on the percentage of magnets returned. Consumers should contact the firm at www.magnicube.com to request a refund.
Magnicube Spheres and Magnicube Cubes sets contain from 125 to 1,027 high-powered rare earth magnets and were made in China. About 22,000 sets were sold for between $20 and $80 on magnicube.com, Amazon.com and via Groupon.
The settlement resolves CPSC staff's allegations that the Magnicube Spheres and Magnicube Cubes create a substantial product hazard. Star disputed these allegations, but has agreed to the recall in settlement of the allegations in the Complaint.
It is illegal under federal law for any person to sell, offer for sale, manufacture, distribute in commerce, or import into the United States any Magnicube Spheres or Magnicube Cubes.
Photo available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Star-Networks-USA-Recalls-Magnicubes/
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Feb. 14, 2016 04:15 PM EST
Feb. 14, 2016 04:00 PM EST
Feb. 14, 2016 03:00 PM EST Reads: 270
Feb. 14, 2016 02:30 PM EST Reads: 163
Feb. 14, 2016 02:30 PM EST Reads: 303
Feb. 14, 2016 01:00 PM EST Reads: 463
Feb. 14, 2016 01:00 PM EST Reads: 126
Feb. 14, 2016 12:15 PM EST Reads: 482
Feb. 14, 2016 12:15 PM EST
Feb. 14, 2016 12:00 PM EST Reads: 328
Feb. 14, 2016 12:00 PM EST Reads: 295
Feb. 14, 2016 12:00 PM EST
Feb. 14, 2016 12:00 PM EST Reads: 169
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...
Feb. 14, 2016 11:45 AM EST Reads: 292
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNeta is the only application performance monitoring (APM) company to provide solutions for all applications – applications you develop internally, business-critical SaaS applications you use and the networks that deli...
Feb. 14, 2016 11:45 AM EST Reads: 456