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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 725-4407
RC2 Corp. Recalls Additional Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Various Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Toys
Units: About 200,000 (This recall was first announced in June 2007)
Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill.
Hazard: Surface paints on the toys can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves five toys from the Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway product line: the all-black cargo car, toad vehicle, olive green sodor cargo box and all-green maple tree top and signal base accessories. The front of the packaging has the logo "Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway" in the upper left-hand corner. A tracking code may be located on the bottom of some of the products. Toys marked with codes containing "WJ" and "AZ" are not included in the recall.
Recalled Product Name & Tracking Codes
|All-Black Cargo Car - Included only in the Brendam Fishing Dock Set. The car is labeled "CARGO CAR" and has
either no tracking code or one of the following codes on its undersides:
Cargo cars sold in other sets are not included.
|Toad vehicle with brake lever - The vehicle is labeled "TOAD" and has the tracking code 16560W00 on its underside.|
|Olive Green Sodor Cargo Box - The side of the cargo box says "SODOR", the box was included only in the Deluxe
Cranky the Crane Set.
|All-Green Maple Tree Top and Green Signal Base Accessories - Included only in Conductor's Figure 8 Sets.|
Sold at: Toy stores and various retailers nationwide from March 2003 through September 2007 for between $10 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children immediately and contact RC2 Corp. for a replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://recalls.rc2.com