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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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