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

  1. Wed Jun 13, 7:42 PM

    WASHINGTON (CP) - A massive toy recall could have millions of parents taking their children's favourite 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.

  2. Thank you!!! My son has these, and I nearly gave them to another little boy. Now I'll just throw them away.
  3. I'm really hoping they didn't realize the new kind of paint they were using had lead in it when they switched to it.

    Because who in their right minds uses lead paint on a child's toy?
  4. arghhhh.... my son has a wooden set and he has already chewed the paint off... I will check if it falls within the recall

  5. Send them back, don't throw them out. They'll send you a new set!