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|
|Ice Cream Factory|
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: