Visual Arts

Federal agency targets Denver company -- and its tiny magnet balls

One way to relieve stress that requires a bit less exertion than yoga? Tiny magnet balls. That's the philosophy of Zen Magnets, a Denver company that distributes high-powered, rare earth super-magnets, five millimeters in diameter. As the website notes, folks can play with them as a way to relax -- pulling them into chains, folding them into fabrics and melding them into limitless shapes. These little magnet balls also just so happen to be at the center of a federal complaint from an agency called the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is pushing the company to recall the products the CPSC says can cause serious injury when swallowed.

Visit our Latest Word blog for the full story on this administrative complaint against the Denver company. And continue reading for photos of the different kinds of sculptures Zen Magnets fans have made.

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Sam Levin
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