Thomas the Tank Engine trains recall

Toymaker announces recall of Thomas the Tank Engine trains due to lead fears

Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2007
WASHINGTON — A massive toy recall could have millions of parents taking their children’s favorite toys away.
On Wednesday, RC2 Corp. recalled about 1.5 million Thomas the Tank Engine wooden railway toys in Canada and the United States, due to concerns that the paint used on them may contain lead.
Thomas the Tank Engine is a wildly popular toy among young children, especially boys.
The toy recall includes wooden vehicles, buildings and other train set parts imported and distributed by RC2 Corp.
The toys in question were sold from January 2005 through June 2007.
Toys marked with the letters WJ or AZ are not included in the recall.
Patty Davis with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says lead can be toxic if ingested by children.

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