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Recall of five Thomas & Friends™
Wooden Railway toys
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September 26, 2007 -- RC2 Corporation announced today that it is voluntarily recalling five toys from the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway product line due to levels of lead in surface paint that may exceed U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements. In total this recall affects up to 200,000 units in the United States and an additional 69,000 units distributed outside the U.S. There have been no reports of illness or injury related to any of the recalled toys. The recalled toys were all manufactured before April 30, 2007.

The toys subject to recall are:

  • All Black Cargo Car included in the Brendam Fishing Dock Set only
  • "Toad" vehicle with brake lever
  • Olive Green Sodor Cargo Box included in the Deluxe Cranky the Crane
  • All Green Maple Tree Top included in the Conductor's Figure 8 Set
  • Green Signal Base included in the Conductor's Figure 8 Set


  • Parents and caregivers are urged to immediately remove the recalled toys from children and start the return process. Customers with U.S. based returns will receive prepaid shipping labels. Customers with Canadian based returns will receive preprinted shipping labels and reimbursement for postage at standard Canadian postal rates. Returned products will be issued a one-time use voucher for the value of the returned items which can be redeemed at www.tomyshop.com.

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