Thomas the Tank Engine Wooden Railway Recall

This news release from the RC2 Corporation’s website:

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 & 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.

Items included in the recall:

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

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 Canada:
KRG Logistics
Attn: RC2 Wooden Vehicle Recall
170 Traders Blvd
East Mississagua, ON L4Z 1W7
Canada
Canadian Return Form

Postage will be reimbursed via separately-mailed check at the estimated Canada Post Regular Parcel rate.

For more information and/or instructions on returning the affected products and obtaining replacements, please contact RC2’s customer service toll-free at (866) 725-4407, Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT and Friday 8 – 11 a.m. CT., by email to Customer Care.

All media inquiries should contact Salmon Borre Group at (847) 295-4235.

Click here for a copy of the official CPSC press release

If you are having problems downloading the return form or listing of products, please ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat. You may download it for free by visiting the Adobe website.

If you continue to have problems downloading these forms, please contact our customer service department at recalls@rc2corp.com and request that it be emailed to you.

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