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Discount School Supply Recalls Sorting Boards Due to Magnet Ingestion Risk and Excessive Lead Levels (Recall Alert)

Date: 
May 7, 2014
Brand: 
Discount School Supply
Sold At: 

Discountschoolsupply.com from January 2013 through March 2014 for about $36.

Problem:

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.

Product Numbers Recalled: 
About 3,700
If You Own This Product: 

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.

Consumer Contact: 

Discount School Supply at (800) 338-4430 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.discountschoolsupply.com, and click on “Safety Information” for more information.

Incidents/Injuries: 

Discount School Supply has received six reports of the plywood backing cracking and making the small metal balls accessible to children, and two reports of the magnet detaching from the wand. No injuries have been reported.

Manufactured In: 
China

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