September 27, 2007
600,000 Chinese-made toys, including 200,000 Thomas and Friends wooden railway toys from RC2, are being recalled due to lead concerns.
Also on the list are 350,000 toy gardening tools sold at Target, 10,000 floor puppet theaters, and almost 25,000 pieces of children's jewelry.
This might seem like a lot more, but it's not over. Federal regulators say you'll probably see more recalls in the future.
"The CPSC continues to investigate, and companies are continuing to investigate whether or not there are products that are in violation," said Julie Vallese with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. "I don't think you've seen the last of recalls of toys with lead paint."
RC2 was the first to announce a recall in June. Since then, Hasbro and Mattel have withdrawn more than 21 million toys made in China because of safety issues.