We’ve recently reported on how the Consumer Product Safety Commission has been suing BuckyBalls to try and force them to stop selling their product due to a handful of swallowing incidents. The lawsuit has not gone any further and BuckyBalls has been fighting back hard . But at the same time they have had to take steps to get more control over their product. The result? As of last week, BuckyBalls told its sales reps that it would no longer be selling BuckyBalls to stores and other vendors.
You can still get BuckyBalls from their website, but it is exclusively available from them. We have reverted to 2008. This will be a blow, not only to stores that enjoyed good sales of the BuckyBalls, but also to the BuckyBalls company which has probably sold the majority of units through vendors like us.
This turn of events was a sad decision in our opinion. We understand why the company had to do it, but are upset that we will not be able to sell this wonderful magnet product.