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Battat Recalls Magnetic Sketchboards; Magnetic Pen Tip Poses Choking Hazards

Note: Health Canada's press release is available here.

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.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
November 02, 2011
Units:
About 95,000 in the United States and 4,300 in Canada
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

Recall Details

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.

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

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

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
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
12-031
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