According to news sources, about 95,000 units of the Tolouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboards were recalled due to risks relating to the top of the magnetic pen that comes with the product being detached and posing a choking hazard.
The importer, Battat Inc., has announced the recall in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission due to the magnetic tip of the pen dislodging and posing a choking risk to children. The magnetic sketchboard has four animal shapes across the top, including a rabbit, dog, cat and duck. The recalled product has a white plastic surface and a plastic frame that comes in either red or brown. The model number is BX1026 (red frame) or BX1027 (brown frame) and can be found on the products wrapper.
The recalled products have been sold from March 2010 to March 2011 for a retail price of about $16.
Consumers with the recalled products should take them away from children immediately and contact the company at (866) 665-5524 for a free product replacement.
As a Berlingame personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and know the severity of the hazards they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use of a defective product, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your city to learn about the legal options available to you.