Recall: Toulouse-LapTrec Magnetic Sketchboards
On 2011-11-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Toulouse-LapTrec Magnetic Sketchboards due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2010 for about $16.
About 100,000 units are involved in this Battat magnetic sketchboard recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Arts, Crafts & Stationery Supply category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 665-5524
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What is the problem?
The magnetic tip of the drawing pen can dislodge from the pen, posing a choking hazard to children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboard, which has a white plastic writing surface bordered by either a red or brown plastic frame, and has a bean bag type backing. The sketch board has four animal shapes across the top - a rabbit, dog, cat and duck. The multicolored magnetic pen is affixed to the front of the sketchpad. The model number BX1026 (red frame) or BX1027 (brown frame) can be found on a paper wrapper that comes with the product at the time it was purchased.
This item was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1452
These items were sold new+ at Target stores nationwide and by various online retailers from March 2010 to March 2011 for about $16.
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 recalled sketchboards away from children and contact Battat to receive a free replacement sketchboard.
For additional information, contact Battat toll-free at (866)665-5524 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Battat's website at www.battatco.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Battat has received 19 reports of the magnetic tip separating from the pen. 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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