Children's Toys Recalled Due To Lead Poisoning Hazard
Various Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway toys are being recalled because they contain lead and should be taken away from children immediately.
The recall involves wooden vehicles, buildings and other train set components for young children. The front of the packaging has the logo "Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway" on the upper left-hand corner. A manufacturing code may be located on the bottom of the product or inside the battery cover. The following toys have been recalled:
Red James Engine and Red James' #5 Coal Tender
Red Lights & Sounds James Engine and Red James' #5 Lights and Sounds Coal Tender
James with Team Colors Engine and 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 Holday 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
Ice Cream Factory
Toys marked with codes containing "WJ" or "AZ" are not included in this recall.
"Lead is toxic and a health risk to young children who have a tendency to put things in their mouths," said Commissioner of Health, Dr. Joan Facelle.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the RC2 Corp. of Oak Brook, IL, is voluntarily recalling these products. Contact RC2 Corp for a replacement toy at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Fridays. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.recalls.rc2.com.
"As an overall prevention strategy to protect children from lead poisoning, children should have their blood lead levels checked by their pediatricians at ages one and two," said Dr. Facelle.