Discount School Supply Recalls Play Mats Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

January 16, 2008
Alert #08-537

Discount School Supply Recalls Play Mats Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Tic Tac Turtle Toss Mats

Units: About 60

Manufacturer: Discount School Supply, of Monterey, Calif.

Hazard: The paint on the Tic Tac Turtle Toss mats contains excess levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves 50-inch vinyl/polyester play mats. The double sided mats have a number design on one side and a turtle design on the other. The mats are yellow with numbers and designs painted in red, blue, green and black. The mat has the Discount School Supply name and logo printed in the corner on both sides of the mat. Bean bags pictured with the mat are sold separately.

Sold by: Discount School Supply catalogs and the company’s Web site from June 2007 through September 2007 for about $40.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the mat immediately and contact Discount School Supply to receive a credit or refund.

Consumer Contact: : For additional information, contact Discount School Supply at (800) 993-3603 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; visit the firm’s Web site at or email at

Picture of Recalled Play MatPicture of Recalled Play Mat