1.5 Million Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends toys have been recalled due to the lead in the paint used to decorate them. The recalled toy trains are wooden and are sold in stores around the world. Lead is very dangerous when injested and can cause multiple health problems.
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. Toys marked with codes containing “WJ” or “AZ” are not included in this recall.
“Young children often put their toys in their mouths so the presence of lead in the paint is a serious thing,” Bronson said in a news release. “I want to help the CPSC get the word out as quickly as possible.”
People that own the recalled toys are asked to take them away from their children immediately. You may call the manufacturer R2C Corp. for more information and a replacement at (866) 725-4407.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.