WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 3, 2011. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboards
Units: About 95,000 in the United States and 4,300 in Canada
Importer: Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Manufacturers: Rainbow Force Plastic Products, of China
Hazard: The magnetic tip of the drawing pen can dislodge from the pen, posing a choking hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Battat has received 19 reports of the magnetic tip separating from the pen. No injuries have been reported.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Target and Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and by various online retailers from March 2010 to March 2011 for about $16.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take recalled sketchboards away from children and contact Battat to receive a free replacement sketchboard.
Consumer Contact: 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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov