consumer product safety commission http://www.kplu.org en Farewell, Buckyballs: Consumer agency files suit against magnetic toys http://www.kplu.org/post/farewell-buckyballs-consumer-agency-files-suit-against-magnetic-toys The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued its first stop-sale order in 11 years, saying the magnetic toys called Buckyballs "pose a substantial risk of injury to the public," Reuters is reporting.<p>The CPSC has been trying to curb injuries with this toy since 2010, when it issued a recall of Buckyballs intended for those 14 years and younger. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:28:43 +0000 Eyder Peralta 5724 at http://www.kplu.org Farewell, Buckyballs: Consumer agency files suit against magnetic toys Tacoma man not alone with grill brush horror story http://www.kplu.org/post/tacoma-man-not-alone-grill-brush-horror-story <p>Federal regulators are looking into a health hazard that sent a Tacoma man to the hospital over the weekend.</p><p>Adam Wojtanowicz ate a grilled steak, and ended up in surgery. It had nothing to do with the meat, or even cooking with fire &ndash; no, Wojtanowicz actually ingested a metal bristle from the wire brush used to clean the grill. That little whisker of steel <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6126a4.htm?s_cid=mm6126a4_w">can wreak havoc </a>on the digestive system, puncturing intestines or other organs.&nbsp;</p><p>It turns out to be a rare but not unique injury. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5565 at http://www.kplu.org Tacoma man not alone with grill brush horror story