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CPSC Issues Warning Over High-Powered Magnets
2011-11-12 06:29:14

High-powered, ball-bearing magnets continue to pose a serious safety risk to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned in a Thursday press release. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, the CPSC has received 14 reports of problems related to these types of magnets -- twice as many as they had for all of 2010, and up from just a single incident in 2009. The victims in the cases ranged in age from 18 months to 15 years, and 11 of them required surgery to...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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