Government recalls color sorting boards, felt Easter baskets and bristle builders
Discount School Supply is recalling about 3,700 magnetic color sorting boards because the magnet in the wand can detach, and the plywood backing can crack and release small metal balls that are sandwiched between the board and a clear plastic cover. These pose choking and serious internal injury risks associated with ingestion of a magnet and metal ball. The surface paint on the metal balls contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint standard. This recall involves Excellerations™magnetic color sorting boards with cupcake cut-outs that are used to teach color and sorting to young children. Affected units were sold online at discountschoolsupply.com from January 2013 through March 2014 for about $36. Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled board, put it out of their reach and sight, and contact the company for a full refund.
Nantucket Distributing is recalling about 24,200 felt Easter baskets because decorative beads on the baskets can detach and pose a choking hazard to young children. The recall involves felt Easter baskets with scalloped edges and a handle sold in five colors including blue, two shades of green and two shades of pink. Affected units were sold at Christmas Tree Shops and That! stores nationwide from February 2013 to March 2014 for about $3. Consumers should immediately stop using or displaying the baskets and return them to any Christmas Tree Shops andThat! store to receive a full refund.
Lakeshore Learning Materials is recalling about 2,000 Bristle Builders®for Toddlers because the base of the three animal figures can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recall involves the Bristle Builders®for Toddlers sets sold with 52 plastic pieces consisting of building pieces and three animal figures. The animal figures include a yellow duck with a purple round base, a brown horse with a blue round base and a pink pig with a round green base. Affected units were sold at Lakeshore retail stores, Lakeshore Learning Materials’Early Childhood catalog and online at lakeshorelearning.com from December 2013 through April 2014 for about $30. Consumers should immediately take the three animal figures away from children and contact the company to receive a free replacement set of the three animal figures.