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Recall of five Thomas & Friends™
Wooden Railway toys

September 26, 2007 -- RC2 Corporation announced today that it is voluntarily recalling five toys from the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway product line due to levels of lead in surface paint that may exceed U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements. In total this recall affects up to 200,000 units in the United States and an additional 69,000 units distributed outside the U.S. Since the June recall announcement, more than 1,500 individual Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway toy styles were retested to ensure their safety. This precautionary testing led to five additional discoveries that prompted this voluntary recall. There have been no reports of illness or injury related to any of the recalled toys. The recalled toys were all manufactured before April 30, 2007.

The toys subject to recall are:

  • All Black Cargo Car included in the Brendam Fishing Dock Set only
  • "Toad" vehicle with brake lever
  • Olive Green Sodor Cargo Box included in the Deluxe Cranky the Crane
  • All Green Maple Tree Top included in the Conductor's Figure 8 Set
  • Green Signal Base included in the Conductor's Figure 8 Set

  • Parents and caregivers are urged to immediately remove the recalled toys from children and start the return process. Customers with U.S. based returns will receive prepaid shipping labels. Customers with Canadian based returns will receive preprinted shipping labels and reimbursement for postage at standard Canadian postal rates. You will then receive a replacement for each recalled item you return. In addition, each household returning one or more items will also receive a free gift. We want to ensure that your child has only the safest products we can offer, and will work to remedy this situation promptly—with your child's safety and your trust in mind.

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