This is really getting out of hand. Someone has to stop these Chinese exporters and their substandard products.

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On a more serious note…

RC2 Corp. is recalling about 1.5 million “Thomas & Friends” wooden railway toys. Surface paints on the recalled products contain lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

The recall involves wooden vehicles, buildings and other train set components for young children listed in the chart below. The front of the packaging has the logo ‘Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway’ on the upper left-hand corner. A manufacturing code may be located on the bottom of the product or inside the battery cover. Toys marked with codes containing ‘WJ’ or ‘AZ’ are not included in this recall.

The railway toys were sold at toy stores and various retailers nationwide from January 2005 through June 2007 for between $10 and $70.

Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 Corp. for a replacement toy.

Recalled Product Name
Red James Engine & Red James’ # 5 Coal Tender
Red Lights & Sounds James Engine & Red James’ #5 Lights & Sounds Coal Tender
James with Team Colors Engine & James with Team Colors #5 Coal Tender
Red Skarloey Engine
Brown & Yellow Old Slow Coach
Red Hook & Ladder Truck & Red Water Tanker Truck
Red Musical Caboose
Red Sodor Line Caboose
Red Coal Car labeled ‘2006 Day Out With Thomas’ on the Side
Red Baggage Car
Red Holiday Caboose
Red ‘Sodor Mail’ Car
Red Fire Brigade Truck
Red Fire Brigade Train
Deluxe Sodor Fire Station
Red Coal Car
Yellow Box Car
Red Stop Sign
Yellow Railroad Crossing Sign
Yellow ‘Sodor Cargo Company’ Cargo Piece
Smelting Yard
Ice Cream Factory


Consumer Contact:
For additional information, contact RC2 Corp. toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. CT Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at recalls.rc2.com

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