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Battat Recalls Magnetic Sketchboards; Magnetic Pen Tip Poses Choking Hazards

This recall involves the Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboard. The magnetic tip of the drawing pen can dislodge from the pen.

Recall date: November 02, 2011
Recall number: 12-031
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboards

Hazard:

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

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

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Recall Details

Units

About 95,000 in the United States and 4,300 in Canada

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.

Incidents/Injuries

Battat has received 19 reports of the magnetic tip separating from the pen. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately take recalled sketchboards away from children and contact Battat to receive a free replacement sketchboard.

Sold at

Target stores nationwide and by various online retailers from March 2010 to March 2011 for about $16.

Manufacturer(s)

Rainbow Force Plastic Products, of China

Importer(s)

Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Manufactured in

China