Recall Date: 2007-06-13
Recall: 3641 – 07212
Product Name: RC2 Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Toys
Description: RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Toys Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2007 Release #07-212 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 725-4407 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Toys Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard Note: This recall has been expanded and a settlement agreement provisionally accepted. 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 Products: Various Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Toys Units: About 1.5 million Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corp., of Oak Brook, Ill. Hazard: Surface paints on the recalled products contain lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. Incidents/Injuries: None. Description: The recall involves wooden vehicles, buildings and other train set components for young children listed in the chart below. The front of the packaging has the logo “Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway” on the upper left-hand corner. A manufacturing code may be located on the bottom of the product or inside the battery cover. Toys marked with codes containing “WJ” or “AZ” are not included in this 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 Sold at: Toy stores and various retailers nationwide from January 2005 through June 2007 for between $10 and $70. 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 Corp. toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. CT Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at recalls.rc2.com
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CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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