About 1.5 Million Thomas and Friends wooden railway toys have been recalled due to surface paints containing lead. As you may have already guessed, these wooden toy trains, buildings, vehicles and other parts were made in China.
(Note: There have been millions of toys recalled since this event. Please click here to read a current List of Toy Recalls)
Lead is toxic, and can be deadly when ingested by small children. As children often place small toys in their mouth, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is on constant lookout for toys containing lead and lead-based paints. We see at least two recalls every week involving potential lead poisoning. The products are made in China most of the time.
This particular recall is important due to the sheer magnitude: 1.5 Million Recalled Toys. Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway toys are extremely popular and are sold at major online retail sites like www.AllAboardToys.com. The official Thomas the Tank Engine Train and Friends’ website can be found here .
How to Find Out if Your Child Has a Recalled Thomas The Train Toy:
If you still have the packaging, check for the “Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway” logo in the upper left corner.
Below is a list of the recalled products:
Red James Engine
Red James’ # 5 Coal Tender
Red Lights & Sounds
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
What You Should Do if Your Child Has a Recalled Toy:
Take the toy away from the child immediately and return the toy to the RC2 corporation for a replacement.