Recall news

AP News
Posted: Nov 02, 2011 6:50 PM

The following recalls have been announced:



DETAILS: Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketch boards imported by Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and manufactured by Rainbow Force Plastic Products, of China; sold at Target and Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and by various online retailers from March 2010 to March 2011.The magnetic sketch board 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.

WHY: The magnetic tip of the drawing pen can dislodge from the pen, posing a choking hazard to children.

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

HOW MANY: About 95,000 in the United States and 4,300 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact Battat at 866-665-5524 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EDT, or visit Battat's website at



DETAILS: Drop-side cribs imported by Dutailier Group Inc. of Quebec, Canada; sold at baby specialty and children's products stores from January 2009 through February 2010. The full-size, drop-side wooden cribs have the Dutailier logo. The cribs were manufactured in China.

WHY: The slats on the drop side can detach from the top and bottom rails, creating a space between the slats, posing a strangulation and/or suffocation hazard if a child's body becomes entrapped in the space. It also can cause a falling hazard.

INCIDENTS: 16 reports of slats becoming detached. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 440 cribs.

FOR MORE: Contact Dutailier Group for a free repair kit at 800-363-9817 Monday through Thursday between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, and on Fridays between 8:30 4 p.m. EDT.