The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Battat announced a recall of Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboards. Approximately 95,000 units are affected by this recall, as well as another 4,300 in Canada.
The magnetic sketchboards, manufactured in China by Rainbow Force Plastic Products, contain a drawing pen. It has been discovered that the magnetic tip of the drawing pen can dislodge from the pen, posing a choking hazard to children. To date, there have been nineteen reports of the tip separating from the pen, though no injuries have been reported.
The Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboard 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 can be found on a paper wrapper that comes with the product at the time it was purchased.
- BX1026 (red frame)
- BX1027 (brown frame)
The Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboard was sold at Target stores nationwide, as well as other various online retailers from March 2010 to March 2011, and retailed for approximately $16.
Consumers should immediately take recalled sketchboards away from children and contact Battat to receive a free replacement sketchboard. Realistically, few people will actually do this, making it a very inexpensive recall for Battat.
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