RC2 Corporation Recalls Additional Thomas & Friends(TM) Wooden Railway Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard



    OAK BROOK, ILL., September 26 /CNW/ - RC2 Corporation today announced a
voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop
using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access
more information on the following recalled products, see RC2's Web site at
http://recalls.rc2.com.)

    Name of Product: Various Thomas and Friends(TM) Wooden Railway Toys

    Units: About 27,000 sold in Canada (90,000 other Thomas & Friends railway
toys were recalled on June 13, 2007)

    Importer/Distributor: RC2 Corporation, of Oak Brook, Ill.

    Hazard: Surface paints on the toys can contain excessive levels of lead,
violating the federal paint standard.

    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

    Description: The recall involves five toys from the Thomas and Friends
Wooden Railway product line: the all-black cargo car, toad vehicle, olive
green sodor cargo box and all-green maple tree top and signal base
accessories. The front of the packaging has the logo "Thomas & Friends Wooden
Railway" in the upper left-hand corner. A tracking code may be located on the
bottom of some of the products. Toys marked with codes containing "WJ" and
"AZ" are not included in the recall.

    Recalled Product Name & Tracking Codes

    --  All-Black Cargo Car - Included only in the Brendam Fishing Dock Set.
The car is labeled "CARGO CAR" and has either no tracking code or one of the
following codes on its undersides: 26833i, 28233i, 23243i00, 24643i00,
25343i00, 27443i00, 32043i00, 34743i00, 01553i00, 04553i00, 13353i00,
14753i00, 15453i00, 18353i00. Cargo cars sold in other sets are not included.

    --  Toad vehicle with brake lever - The vehicle is labeled "TOAD" and has
the tracking code 16560W000 on its underside.

    --  Olive Green Sodor Cargo Box - The side of the cargo box says "SODOR",
the box was included only in the Deluxe Cranky the Crane Set.

    --  All-Green Maple Tree Top and Green Signal Base Accessories - Included
only in Conductor's Figure 8 Sets.

    Sold at: Toy stores and various retailers nationwide from March 2003
through September 2007 for between $10 and $40.

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled toys away from young children
immediately and contact RC2 Corp. for a replacement toy.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 toll-free at
(866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the
firm's Web site at http://recalls.rc2.com.




For further information:

For further information: RC2 Corporation Jody Taylor 630-573-7328

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