Recall Date: 2007-09-26
Recall: 3736 – 07308
Product Name: RC2 Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Toys
Description: RC2 Corp. Recalls Additional Thomas & Friends? Wooden Railway Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2007 Release #07-308 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 725-4407 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 RC2 Corp. Recalls Additional Thomas & Friends? Wooden Railway Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard Note: 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 Product: Various Thomas and Friends? Wooden Railway Toys Units: About 200,000 (1.5 million other Thomas & Friends railway toys were recalled on June 13, 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: 26833i 28233i 23243i00 24643i00 25343i00 27443i00 32043i00 34743i00 01553i00 04553i00 13353i00 14753i00 15453i00 18353i00 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
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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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