Free Buckyballs Magnet Class Action Lawsuit Contact Evaluation: If your child or other loved one suffered an injury after he or she accidentally swallowed a Buckyballs magnet toy, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a claim against the manufacturer of Buckyballs magnet sets and our personal injury lawyers can help.
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Buckyball Magnet Injuries
Buckyballs are powerful rare earth magnets that are made of carbon atoms which are linked together in the same patterns you find on a soccer ball, which gives the magnet its spherical structure. However, the magnet toy is a dangerous product because small children may think they are shiny candy, and older children may use them as faux facial piercings. When more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can cause:
- Perforations of the stomach and/or intestines
- Intestinal blockage
- blockage of lower intestine
- Blood poisoning
- The need for emergency surgery
Product Liability Litigation Group Issues Buckyballs Recall
As a result of these problems, a nationwide Buckyballs Magnet Recall was announced on May 27, 2010 . According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), the magnet sets were labeled “Ages 13+”, and did not meet requirements which specify that such powerful magnets cannot be sold to children under 14.
Since the recall, high-powered Buckyballs have been repackaged and labeled for use for teens and adults age 14 and older. Unfortunately, these products continue to be linked to serious injuries in children and young adults.
Buckyballs Founder Settles With Government Over Powerful Magnets
In May 2014, Craig Zucker, the man behind Buckyballs, was ordered to pay $375,000 to recall the little magnetic desk toys. After some children were injured by ingesting the magnets, the Consumer Product Safety Commission sued Zucker’s fast-growing company, Maxfield & Oberton, and later added him personally to the suit–the first administrative action against any entrepreneur by the agency in 11 years. As a result, Maxfield & Oberton went out of business.
Under the terms of the agreement, the CPSC released Zucker from any personal liability related to his products and Zucker did not admit that the toys were defective or posed a product hazard. In exchange, Zucker agreed to fund the CPSC-managed recall, and waive his right to pursue any legal or administrative action against the federal agency related to the toys. The agreement also declared it is now illegal to manufacture, distribute, or sell the toys on the U.S. market.
Buckyball Lawsuit Filed for Child Injured by Magnet Toy
The family of a 3 year-old child who needed surgery after swallowing 37 small magnet toys are suing the manufacturer of the desk toy “Buckyballs.”
The claim was filed by Aaron and Kelli Bushnell, parents of “P.B.,” in the Superior Court of Clark County, Washington.
They accuse the manufacturer of selling a defective and dangerous product that poses a “substantial product hazard.” They also accuse the manufacturer of dissolving the company to avoid paying for children who suffered an injury.
About Buckyballs Class Action Lawsuits
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Buckyballs Class Action Suit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who have been injured after swallowing Buckyballs magnets.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed by a lawyer with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Buckyballs Lawsuits on their behalf.
See the other product liability cases we’re currently taking on.
Get a Free Buckyballs Magnet Lawsuit Evaluation With Our Lawyers
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of consumers in Buckyballs Magnet Toy Injury Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Buckyballs Magnet Lawsuit Contact Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered an injury after swallowing Buckyballs, you should contact our law firm immediately about your potential case. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Buckyballs Magnet Suit and a lawyer can help.