“A small company goes right on defying the Consumer Product Safety Commission.” Cato Institute Senior Fellow Walter Olson, blogging about efforts undertaken by the maker of a magnetic toy that the Commission is seeking to ban. Among other matters Maxfield & Oberton has apparently created a series of posters showing various products, including coconuts, hot dogs, stairs, and beds that should also be banned “based on the CPSC’s logic.” The Buckyballs® company recently gave “7 members of Congress a BIG Bucky hi-five for their letter in support of our fight with the CPSC.” Details about the Commission’s notice of proposed rulemaking that would prohibit desk toys containing small, high-powered magnets appear in the September 13, 2012, issue of this Report.

Overlawyered.com, October 17, 2012.