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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
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.