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Recall alert: Thomas the Tank Engine toys recalled due to lead contamination

On Wednesday, June 13, 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall of 1.5 million Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Wooden Railway Toys distributed by RC2 Corp. between January 2005 and June 2007 through various toy stores and other retailers.

The CPSC recommends taking the toys away from young children immediately. View the complete list of recalled toys and the CPSC report here or contact RC2 Corp. at 866-725-4407 or recalls.rc2.com.

The recalled toys were manufactured in China and are part of a rising trend of toys exported from that country that have been recalled due to lead contamination, choking hazard and other safety concerns.

The local activist group MomsRising has started a petition to send a message to congress to demand higher safety standards for children's toys. Read and sign the petition here.

For updates on recalled toys, check the CPSC's list located at www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/category/child.html.

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