Recall: Magnetic maze boards
On 2010-08-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Magnetic maze boards due to a potential choking and internal injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2009 for about $30 to $40.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Lakeshore Learning Materials maze board recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Board Games & Other Games category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The magnetic maze board's plastic wand can separate and expose a magnet that can be a choking hazard to children. Also, if a child has more than one of these toys and the magnets detach and are swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves wooden magnetic maze boards. The wooden boards have a clear plastic sheet that covers small wooden or plastic pieces located inside a maze. A plastic wand containing a magnet in its tip is attached to the board by a cord. The wand is used to move items inside the maze. The top of the board reads: 'Who's Hiding in the Garden?,' 'Who's Hiding in the Ocean?,' 'Magnetic Counting Maze,' 'Magnetic Alphabet Board' or 'My Community Magnetic Board.'
These items were sold new+ at Lakeshore Learning Materials stores nationwide, its catalogs and online at www.lakeshorelearning.com from January 2009 through May 2010 singly or in sets for between $30 and $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take this toy away from children and contact Lakeshore to receive a free replacement product.
For additional information, contact Lakeshore Learning Materials at (800)428-4414 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.lakeshorelearning.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Lakeshore has received ten reports of wands separating and magnets detaching. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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