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Toymaker Sued For Product Safety Violations
2012-07-26 09:36:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An independent government agency has ordered the halt of sales of the popular magnetic desktop toy Buckyballs, and has filed a lawsuit against the toy´s maker, claiming the small, magnetic balls are a serious hazard to small children. Buckyballs are high-powered desktop magnetic balls marketed for adults, but they are small enough that they can be swallowed, potentially causing serious harm to small children. Even teenagers...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.