Magnetic Sketchpads Recalled, Choking Hazard Reported

Posted on November 3, 2011

There was a recall issued for Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchpads due to a possible choking hazard related to the item’s pen tip, according to various news sources.

The company assesses that 95,000 Sketchpads should be recalled in the U.S. alone and about 4,300 in Canada. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced this morning that due to the drawing pen tip getting detached, the toy may pose a choking threat to young children.

The manufacturer has stated that there were 19 reports of the sketchpad’s pen being detached unexpectedly although there were no injuries reported so far. Models to be recalled are the ones with red frames, numbered BX1026 and the ones with brown frames, numbered BX1027.

Consumers should contact the manufacturer at their website or through the number 866-665-5524.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer I’m quite familiar with cases that involve child safety issues. As a parent, I see the sharing of news related to possible threats to children’s health as something highly important. By keeping up with them, you maintain your child safe from future issues that could otherwise be proven fatal. Contact a personal injury lawyer so you may ask everything you need to know whenever involved in a child safety related case, don’t delay.

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