November 2, 2011: Battat Recalls Magnetic Sketchboards
About 99,300 magnetic sketchboards have been recalled. The magnetic pen tip poses choking hazards.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, New York, have recalled about 99,300 (95,000 in the United States and 4,300 in Canada) Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboards.The magnetic tip of the drawing pen can dislodge from the pen, posing a choking hazard to children. Battat has received 19 reports of the magnetic tip separating from the pen. No injuries have been reported.
Do You 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. The sketchboards sold at Target and Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and by various online retailers from March 2010 to March 2011 for about $16.
Whom to Contact
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 AM and 4:30 PM EST, Monday through Friday, or visit Battat’s website at www.battatco.com.
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