The latest in what seems like an unending string of toy recalls comes from Oak Brook, Illonois-based RC2 Corporation. The toyco has announced the voluntary recall of five Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway items because lead levels found in their surface paint may exceed US Consumer Product Safety Commission standards.
The company discovered problems with the additional five items after retesting the initial 1,500 SKUs that were recalled in June 2007. In total, the recall affects up to 200,000 units in the US, and an additional 69,000 units sold internationally.
There have been no reports of illness or injury related to any of the recalled toys, which were all manufactured before April 30, 2007. This time around, a Toad vehicle, an olive-green Sodor cargo box accessory, the all-green maple tree-top and signal base accessory were affected.