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Thomas & Friends Toys Recalled

June 13, 2007

About 1.5 million Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway toys by RC2 Corp. of Oakbrook, Illinois have been recalled due to lead poisoning hazard. Paint on the toys contains lead, which can be toxic if ingested by young children. Most of the recalled toys are painted red. The recalled toys include wooden vehicles, buildings, and other parts of the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway set listed below. They were sold at toy stores and various retailers nationwide from January 2005 to June 2007 for between $10 and $70.

The upper left-hand corner of the front of the packaging has the "Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway" logo and a manufacturing code is located on the bottom of the product or inside the battery cover. Toys with manufacturing codes "WJ" and "AZ" are NOT included in the recall.

The recalled products include:
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

Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and contact RC2 Corp. for a replacement. For more information, call RC2 Corp. at (866) 725-4407 between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. CT, Monday to Thursday, and between 8 A.M. and 11 A.M. CT on Friday. You can also visit To view this entire recall, including pictures, visit: