Thomas the train recall due to hazard

RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Toys Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard. Thomas The Train Recall of Wooden Vehicles and Train Set Components.

In cooperation with the CPSC, RC2 has issued a voluntary recall on June 13th, 2007, of various Thomas & Friendsâ„¢ 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.

Recalled Product Names 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

Click here for a full list of images of the specific recalled products.

At this time, there have been no reports of illness or injury as a result of this issue.

Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and return the affected products to RC2 Corporation for a replacement product. Consumers must include a completed return form, indicating the item(s) being returned. Return product and completed form to:

In the United States:
RC2 Corporation
Attn: Wooden Vehicle Recall
2021 9th Street SE
Dyersville, IA
52040-2316
Source: RC2 Corporation News

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