ACCO Brands Corp. is recalling approximately 3.3 million of its Quartet magnetic and dry erase boards after learning that the sharp metal edges at the back of the boards may become exposed when un-mounting the boards, posing risk of cuts among its users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported on Thursday, July 30.
To date, the company received seven reports of foot, finger, and hand laceration incidents, four of which required stitches. The affected boards were sold in different styles and colors, and were made available in eight different 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. The products were sold from January 2005 to December 2013 at different Ace Hardware, Menards, Office Depot, Fred Meyer, and other retailers nationwide.
Consumers are asked to contact the company for a free caution label reminding users to wear heavy gloves when un-mounting the boards.
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