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(CNN)   Buckyballs will no longer be manufactured because dumb kids ruin everything. This is why you never got your Boba Fett with real firing missile   (cnn.com) divider line 230
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2012-11-03 07:25:10 AM  
If only there was a way to purchase neodymium magnets from some other company
 
2012-11-03 07:43:25 AM  
Kids can't handle 60 carbon atoms arranged like a soccer ball?
 
2012-11-03 08:12:06 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Kids can't handle 60 carbon atoms arranged like a soccer ball?


it isnt my job to stop everyone's dumb kid from sticking things in its mouth that it shouldn't.

I hate these kinds of lawsuits. And my name's not Irwin Mainway.
 
2012-11-03 08:21:28 AM  
If God let's these imbecile kids eat these things it's clearly His will. Who are we to say otherwise?
 
2012-11-03 08:28:13 AM  
If every damn things that a child has ever hurt themselves on were banned we'd have nothing left. Not to worry, the Chinese are still in the manufacturing business, there will be plenty more hazards produced every day.
 
2012-11-03 08:33:59 AM  
Lawn darts jorts sharts something something
 
2012-11-03 09:04:53 AM  
mojoimage.com


Called "the most elaborate Atomic Energy educational set ever produced" by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, this sophisticated science kit contained four types of uranium ore, its very own Geiger counter and a comic book called Learn How Dagwood Splits the Atom. A form on the back of the instruction manual allowed a burgeoning Ernest Rutherford to send a note to New Haven, Conn., bearing the message, "Gentlemen: I need replacements for the following radioactive sources, (check which): ALPHA____, BETA _____, GAMMA ______ or CLOUD CHAMBER SOURCE____."

Mechanical engineer and inveterate tinkerer Bill Gurstelle fondly recalls the Atomic Energy Lab, saying, "everybody wanted that kit." Nowadays, he adds, "science kits are just sugar and salt." This kit appeared 21 years too soon-the as-yet-nonexistent CPSC never got a chance to ban it. In the meantime, here are the results of our recent experiments with eight new, and decidedly less radioactive, science kits. 



Now THAT'S cool.
 
2012-11-03 09:17:22 AM  
As long as I can still get my Johnny Switchblade.

/Stupid kids ruin everything
//then grow up to be lawyers
 
2012-11-03 09:18:35 AM  
 
2012-11-03 09:19:37 AM  

born_yesterday: As long as I can still get my Johnny Switchblade.

/Stupid kids ruin everything
//then grow up to be lawyers


Psh, "Bag O'Glass" is where the action is.

/Teaches your kids about refraction and stuff.
 
2012-11-03 09:20:05 AM  

Inigo: Fun Toy Banned Because Of Three Stupid Dead Kids


Thanks, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-11-03 09:22:48 AM  

Inigo: Fun Toy Banned Because Of Three Stupid Dead Kids


Thanks I needed a laugh
 
2012-11-03 09:24:36 AM  

AbbeySomeone: If every damn things that a child has ever hurt themselves on were banned we'd have nothing left. Not to worry, the Chinese are still in the manufacturing business, there will be plenty more hazards produced every day.


We will get spherical supermagnets filled with lead and cadmium. Thanks a lot, Consumer Products Safety Commission.
 
2012-11-03 09:24:58 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-03 09:25:55 AM  
No! No!! Dude! My friend HAD the Boba Fett with firing rocket! He did!! But then he shot himself in the eye and his mom made him give it to her!

It was after THAT it was recalled! Dude! I swear to God it's true! I knew the kid!!!
 
2012-11-03 09:26:40 AM  
I don't blame the kids, I blame their shiatty parents.
 
2012-11-03 09:26:44 AM  
i282.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-03 09:27:48 AM  

IrateShadow: I don't blame the kids, I blame their shiatty parents.


The most important thing is that we find someone to blame.
 
2012-11-03 09:28:29 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: [25.media.tumblr.com image 490x368]


To be fair those things were dangerous. I mean you were supposed to throw them at each other right?

//It's in the rules.

/House rules that is. (10 kids in the house was bound to happen.
 
2012-11-03 09:29:06 AM  
Good thing this won't stop people from importing Chinese ones that are all over the place. Great job destroying an American company that was selling them, though.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Backyballs-216-5mm-Magnetic-Magnet-Bal l s-Puzzle-Neodymium-Cube-Sphere-Toy-neo-Cube-Puzzle-neocube-Balls/58294 7447.html

Link
 
2012-11-03 09:29:42 AM  

IrateShadow: I don't blame the kids, I blame their shiatty parents.


CPSC RECALLS STUPID PARENTS
Claims "Unreasonable Risk" to Children
 
2012-11-03 09:30:00 AM  

Gunny Highway: IrateShadow: I don't blame the kids, I blame their shiatty parents.

The most important thing is that we find someone to blame.


/I blame myself or my brother (he usually found a way to make games dangerous)

//except the catching arrows we shot at each other that was all mine.
 
2012-11-03 09:30:02 AM  
How can a guy paid to write about internet stuff not have already known what Bucky Balls were?
 
2012-11-03 09:32:21 AM  
That asshole needs to stop writing like he's paid by the letter.
 
2012-11-03 09:32:49 AM  

FrAnKiE!!!!: How can a guy paid to write about internet stuff not have already known what Bucky Balls were?


Because he has parents who love him, and want to keep him safe.
 
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2012-11-03 09:35:12 AM  
Engrave them all with a message "not for use by children under 18". Lawyers happy? 

I live in one of the states where plastic bags are required to have a "not a toy" warning.
 
2012-11-03 09:36:15 AM  
When I was a kid, my stepmother got me a toy which was a set of super powerful magnets and metal pieces. I guess it was a building toy. Not ONCE did I EVER put these pieces in my mouth. I don't think I put any non-food item in my mouth. I don't know if that was just me, or perhaps I was warned against it.

It's not up to the government to regulate this stuff, it's the parents' job to instruct children on what is safe and what is not.
 
2012-11-03 09:36:38 AM  
because we are a sue-happy society, we do not deserve buckeyballs.
 
2012-11-03 09:36:43 AM  
www.esgetology.com
 
2012-11-03 09:37:47 AM  

Inigo: Fun Toy Banned Because Of Three Stupid Dead Kids


Hilarious.
Can we turn this into a thread about all the hazardous toys we enjoyed in our free range childhoods?
I'll start - www.businesspundit.com 

/image hot like the txic plastic
//still have a scar
 
2012-11-03 09:39:25 AM  
Wow. shiatty parents are shiatty. I have a ton of these. I have 3 children. I keep them away from the kids. Just like I keep my shotgun and bleach away from the kids. It's basic parenting: if it's anywhere they can reach, it goes in their mouth. How the fark do people not know this?
 
2012-11-03 09:40:28 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Inigo: Fun Toy Banned Because Of Three Stupid Dead Kids

Hilarious.
Can we turn this into a thread about all the hazardous toys we enjoyed in our free range childhoods?
I'll start - [www.businesspundit.com image 490x255] 

/image hot like the txic plastic
//still have a scar


That one was ok but the es bake oven left many a child with scars.

//Just regular darts and a 1 by 4 + 2 stupid boys = one dart through the finger.
 
2012-11-03 09:41:06 AM  

yousaywut: AbbeySomeone: Inigo: Fun Toy Banned Because Of Three Stupid Dead Kids

Hilarious.
Can we turn this into a thread about all the hazardous toys we enjoyed in our free range childhoods?
I'll start - [www.businesspundit.com image 490x255] 

/image hot like the txic plastic
//still have a scar

That one was ok but the es bake oven left many a child with scars.

//Just regular darts and a 1 by 4 + 2 stupid boys = one dart through the finger.


dang it EZ bake even
 
2012-11-03 09:44:13 AM  
i have always bought my magnets from gaussboys.... and used them in kids toys....
 
2012-11-03 09:45:25 AM  

AbbeySomeone: If every damn things that a child has ever hurt themselves on were banned we'd have nothing left. Not to worry, the Chinese are still in the manufacturing business, there will be plenty more hazards produced every day.


With extra lead goodness!
 
2012-11-03 09:45:40 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Inigo: Fun Toy Banned Because Of Three Stupid Dead Kids

Hilarious.
Can we turn this into a thread about all the hazardous toys we enjoyed in our free range childhoods?
I'll start - [www.businesspundit.com image 490x255] 

/image hot like the txic plastic
//still have a scar


oh hells yeah. had me a thingmaker. made all the bugs and super heroes with wires in their arms to bend. then melted army men on the thingmaker surface so they'd have battle scars.

amazingly, I managed to learn not to touch the hot plate when it was hot. Just as amazingly, nobody else in the family got scars from it. I do remember a few hardwood floors that weren't as lucky.
 
2012-11-03 09:45:43 AM  
...and then they came for the bucky balls, and I didn't speak out because I didn't play with magnets.

/I'm going to run now and buy more guns, fireworks, knives and assorted shiny things while we still can.
 
2012-11-03 09:48:09 AM  

IrateShadow: I don't blame the kids, I blame their shiatty parents.


^^^^^^^^ major farking bingo right there folks. keeping letting dooshbags reproduce this shiat will never end.
 
2012-11-03 09:48:29 AM  

way south: ...and then they came for the bucky balls, and I didn't speak out because I didn't play with magnets.

/I'm going to run now and buy more guns, fireworks, knives and assorted shiny things while we still can.


The children think of the children.

//Seriously how many toys did you not play with incorrectly as a child?

Even weeble wobbles fall down if you throw them hard enough.
 
2012-11-03 09:49:17 AM  

KrispyKritter: IrateShadow: I don't blame the kids, I blame their shiatty parents.

^^^^^^^^ major farking bingo right there folks. keeping letting dooshbags reproduce this shiat will never end.


No blame the kids and the parents.

but mostly the kids.
 
2012-11-03 09:49:43 AM  
Well I guess I own some collectibles now. I should have stocked up when I first heard about this asshattery. Fark the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
 
2012-11-03 09:50:26 AM  

Outlaw2097: because we are a sue-happy society, we do not deserve buckeyballs.


THIS.

This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2012-11-03 09:50:43 AM  
And then the stupid kids grow up to be republicans.
 
2012-11-03 09:50:49 AM  
www.cigarnightonline.com
 
2012-11-03 09:51:07 AM  

King Something: Outlaw2097: because we are a sue-happy society, we do not deserve buckeyballs.

THIS.

This is why we can't have nice things.


agreed

/I like hot coffee dang it.
 
2012-11-03 09:51:48 AM  
I used to sell toys. Bucky Balls are precisely the sort of thing I would not be able to pry out of the hands of certain grandmothers because their grandkids were gifted. Occasionally, you got a Dad in like that as well, but they usually went for the electronic gear that was far beyond the child's capability. So, there was a smaller chance the child would be injured since they would most likely be too bored to play with the chosen toy at all. Once we had parents of a newborn that wanted a baby monitor that was powerful enough to allow them to leave the baby alone in their 3rd floor apartment while they were downstairs at the pool. I'm proud to say our supervisor asked them to leave the store and made it clear she would call security if they didn't comply.

The absolute best customers were the young uncles with no kids. We all loved selling to those guys. They heeded safety warnings, but had no concern about noise, mess, or smell. When an uncle came in, stuff that had been languishing on the shelves because other shoppers thought it would be too much trouble for the parents, flew off the shelves: the perfume making kit, the energy gong, the remote control car that danced, rapped, and shot projectiles all over the carpet, the cornstarch based concoctions that were "both a solid and a fluid". Uncles would buy all that kind of stuff!
 
2012-11-03 09:51:53 AM  
s14.postimage.org

farking magnets - how do they work?
 
2012-11-03 09:53:39 AM  
Has anyone tried BuckyCubes? I can't decide between the balls or cubes. (they'll have to be a knockoff brand, obviously)

AbbeySomeone: Can we turn this into a thread about all the hazardous toys we enjoyed in our free range childhoods?


Didn't have one of these, but I always thought it would be a bit risky to do tricks on my bike while not wearing shoes.
 
2012-11-03 09:53:40 AM  
Ooh a dangerous toy thread? I still have my creepy crawlers oven, with the original crappy box done in that original classic xeroxed purple ink prevalent in the 80s and 90s. I need to see how complete it is, I didnt play with it all that much because they never scared my mom.

My jumping tarantula, however, worked wonders.
 
2012-11-03 09:53:49 AM  

TV's Vinnie: And then the stupid kids grow up to be republicans.


Who would then eliminate the Consumer Products Safety Commission. It's the circle of life.
 
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