Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bucky Balls

Yes, this is a post all about balls. Big balls, regular balls, gold balls, black balls, purple balls, green balls, pink balls, the list goes on.
If you have not heard of Bucky Balls, is that a comfy rock you have been living under?
In a nut shell, these balls are a rare earth magnet that are marketed as an adult product, or not intended for kids. Despite this fact, kids still play with them. Big surprise there. Since we also live in a society that enjoys placing blame on anything except the actual cause, Bucky Balls is now getting sued. The reason? Irresponsible parents that let their kids play with these balls and then swallow them.
This is the state that the USA is in now. We encourage irresponsibility while also the Government is supposedly protecting our interests.
What is Bucky Balls response to all of this? In a word: Pissed.
If you go here, you can read a press release of theirs.
Also at the top of this page is a great paragraph which I will share here:

You might have heard there's a problem with our products... 


A government agency (the Consumer Product Safety Commission) is saying they should be recalled because children occasionally get ahold of them. This is unfair. We market exclusively to adults. We are vigorously defending our right to market these products you love. Let us know how you feel about this: Comment on Facebook; send a tweet; tell your friends; complain loudly; or just buy a set to stick it to the CPSC. Read more here.

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And go figure, there is a petition to fight the CPSC.
If you go to Bucky Balls site, you can find out even more information about this. Personally, I side with them on this issue. This is a product that is marketed for adults. This is a product that has, I believe, 5 warning labels on the actual package. This is just a great example of why should we watch what our kids do? We don't want to be responsible for shit. Welcome to the USA, here is your summons.

~Captain Steak

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