Battat Recalls Magnetic Sketchboards due to a Choking Hazard

altOn November 2nd, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC and Health Canada, in cooperation with Battat, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of their Toulouse-Lap Trec magnetic sketchboards due to a choking hazard.

What do you need to know about this Recall?

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 magnetic tip of the drawing pen can dislodge from the pen, posing a choking hazard to children.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.

 

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About 95,000 of these sketchboards were sold at Target and Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and by various online retailers from March 2010 to March 2011 for about $16 in the United States and 4,300 in Canada. This product was manufactured in China by Rainbow Force Plastic Products.

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As of November 2nd, 2011, Battat has received 19 reports of the magnetic tip separating from the pen, but no injuries have been reported yet as of this date.

What should you do if you own one of these products?

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 here.