The CPSC has announced the voluntary recall of Maptangle™ World Edition Floor Mat Map Games made in Taiwan by Team WorldWide Corp., of Taipei City, Taiwan (floor mat only) and distributed by Hidden Hills Productions Inc., of Westlake Village, California. Customers should stop using the product immediately.
Although only some 140 units are involved, the recall is a serious one because of the danger posed to children from lead exposure. Here, the orange paint on the floor mat maps contains excess levels of lead. Lead poisoning is associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and growth retardation. To date no injuries have been reported.
The floor map game consists of a 6-foot by 5.5-foot vinyl Maptangle™ floor mat that has various multicolored geographic locations and landmarks painted on the floor mat and a set of 103 playing cards consisting of corresponding geographic locations and landmarks.
The object of the game is for a team of players to locate, and place their feet on all of the landmarks and geographic locations. The game is age-graded for children 7 years and up. This recall pertains only to the floor mat, and does not include any other components of the game. Floor mat map games with manufacture date codes are not subject to this recall.
The games were sold at educational, book, museum, and specialty toy stores nationwide from February 2005 through June 2005 for about $25.
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled game maps, and contact Hidden Hills Productions Inc. for information on returning the recalled maps and receiving a free replacement map or refund.
Contact Hidden Hills Productions Inc. at (800) 641-9996 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.borderlinegames.com