Another toy recall to report. According to this AP story, it involved over 600,000 toys and children’s jewelry made in China, including five more items from the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway product line, because they contain dangerous levels of lead.
RC2 Corp.’s “Knights of the Sword” series toys and some of its Thomas and Friends items, along with floor puppet theaters and gardening tools and chairs for children, were among the more than 601,000 toys and children’s jewelry announced in the recall by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recalled toys contain high levels of lead in their surface paint, and the necklaces and jewelry sets contain excessive lead in some of their metal parts.
The AP story has all the details with links to the companies involved. Also you can go to the Consumer Product Safety Commission for information. Expect there to be more recalls coming. CPSC spokesperson Julie Vallese said, “I don’t think consumers have seen the end to lead paint recalls.” We can’t wait.