Friday, June 22, 2007

Thomas the Tank Engine Recall

From the RC2 Corporation website regarding the recall of toys painted red:

In cooperation with the CPSC, RC2 has issued a voluntary recall on June 13th, 2007, of various Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway vehicles and wooden train set components sold at toy stores and various retailers nationwide from January 2005 through June 2007.

The recall involves only the specific wooden vehicles, buildings and other train set components for young children listed in the chart below. RC2 has determined that the surface paints on the recalled products contain lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

The front of the packaging has the logo "Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway" on the upper left-hand corner and a manufacturing code may be located on the bottom of the product or inside the battery cover.

Toys listed in the chart below marked with codes containing "WJ" or "AZ" are not included in this recall. No other Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway or other Thomas & Friends brand toys are affected by this recall.

From the link above, you can view a poster (PDF file) with larger images of what is posted above as well as print forms (PDF file) for replacement in the US and Canada. For more information and/or instructions on returning the affected products and obtaining replacements, please contact RC2's Customer Service via email to or call toll-free at (866) 725-4407, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT. Due to the high number of calls, you might receive a busy signal. Keep trying if you need to speak with someone.

I've yet to find the two signs that we own that are recalled. I made the kids muck out the sunroom/playroom for just that purpose. I suppose we'll be combing the upstairs tomorrow.

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