ACCO Brands Recalls Quartet Magnetic and Dry Erase Boards Due to Laceration Hazard

Jul 30, 2015, 10:43 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/ACCO-Brands-Recalls-Quartet-Magnetic-and-Dry-Erase-Boards

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Quartet Magnetic and Dry Erase Boards

Hazard: Sharp metal edges on the back of the boards can become exposed while removing mounted boards, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately contact ACCO for a caution label that instructs consumers to wear heavy gloves when removing the boards. This recall does not require that consumers remove the mounted boards. Consumers should affix the caution label with safe removal instructions for when needed.

Consumer Contact: ACCO Brands at (800) 611-6654 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.Quartet.com and click the link "Important Safety Information – Wall Mounted Dry Erase Boards" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 3.3 Million

Description: This recall involves eight styles of Quartet magnetic and dry erase boards, including calendar styles and combination boards with push pins. The boards were sold between January 2005 and December 2013, in eight sizes: 5 ½ x 14, 8 ½ x 11, 11 ½ x 11 ½, 11 x 17, 12 x 12, 14 x14, 17 x 17 and 17 x 23, and in various colors including white, silver, black, blue, green, pink, purple, grey and multicolor. The Quartet logo is printed on the bottom of the boards.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of hand, finger and foot laceration injuries, including four that required stitches.

Sold at: Ace Hardware, Fred Meyer, Menards, Office Depot and other stores nationwide and online from January 2005 through December 2013 for between $5 and $10.

Importer: ACCO Brands Corp., of Lake Zurich, Ill.

Manufactured in: China

Recall Number: 15-201

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