Recall: Maptangle; World Edition Floor Mat Map Games
On 2005-08-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Maptangle; World Edition Floor Mat Map Games due to a potential lead poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2005 for about $25.00.
About 100 units are involved in this Team WorldWide map game 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 2005.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The orange paint on the floor mat maps contains excess levels of lead. Lead poisoning is a serious hazard to children and is associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and growth retardation.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The floor map game consists of a 6-foot by 5.5-foot vinyl Maptangle; floor mat that has various multicolored geographic locations and landmarks painted on the floor mat and a set of 103 playing cards consisting of corresponding geographic locations and landmarks. The object of the game is for a team of players to locate, and place their feet on all of the landmarks and geographic locations. The game is age-graded for children 7 years and up. This recall pertains only to the floor mat, and does not include any other components of the game. Floor mat map games with manufacture date codes are not subject to this recall.
Information on where these items sold new+: Educational, book, museum and specialty toy stores nationwide sold these games from February 2005 through June 2005 for about $25.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled game maps, and contact Hidden Hills Productions Inc. for information on returning the recalled maps and receiving a free replacement map or refund.
Contact Hidden Hills Productions Inc. at (800)641-9996 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the companys Web site at http://www.borderlinegames.com YOU CHANGE IMAGE FILE NAME, DIMENSIONS AND ALT TAG BELOW, IF THERE ARE MULTIPLE IMAGES, FORMAT ACCORDINGLY
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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