Thursday, September 27, 2007

RECALL: Now 1.5 Million Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Toys Due to Lead Paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Distributor RC2 of Illinois yesterday announced a voluntary recall of various Thomas and Friends™ Wooden Railway Toys
This recall involved about 200,000 (1.5 million other Thomas & Friends railway toys were recalled on June 13, 2007). Surface paints on the toys can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. There were no reported injuries or incidents. The recall involves five toys from the Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway product line: the all-black cargo car, toad vehicle, olive green sodor cargo box and all-green maple tree top and signal base accessories. The front of the packaging has the logo “Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway” in the upper left-hand corner. A tracking code may be located on the bottom of some of the products. Toys marked with codes containing “WJ” and “AZ” are not included in the recall.
Recalled Product Name & Tracking Codes All-Black Cargo Car – Included only in the Brendam Fishing Dock Set. The car is labeled “CARGO CAR” and has either no tracking code or one of the following codes on its undersides:
Cargo cars sold in other sets are not included.
Toad vehicle with brake lever – The vehicle is labeled “TOAD” and has the tracking code 16560W000 on its underside.
Olive Green Sodor Cargo Box – The side of the cargo box says “SODOR”, the box was included only in the DeluxeCranky the Crane Set.
All-Green Maple Tree Top and Green Signal Base Accessories – Included only in Conductor’s Figure 8 Sets.
All recalled products were sold at toy stores and various retailers nationwide from March 2003 through September 2007 for between $10 and $40 and manufactured in China.

Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 Corp. for a replacement toy. For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at 866-725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit

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