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Fisher Price Kitty Condo - recalled Sept. 4th

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In the latest setback for the toy industry, RC2 Corporation announced Sept. 26th that it is voluntarily recalling five Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway items due to levels of lead in surface paint that may exceed U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements. Ironically, some of these items were sent—as a good faith gesture—to families who owned previously recalled products. "The goodwill gesture flopped when further testing showed that lead in the paint covering about 2,000 "Toad" train cars in the bonus shipment was up to four times higher than acceptable levels," writes Justin Pritchard in his Associated Press article.

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. In total, this recall affects up to 200,000 units in the United States, in addition to the original recall of approximately 1.5 million units. There have been no reports of illness or injury related to the most recently recalled toys, which were manufactured before April 30, 2007.

This press release details the most recent recall. For additional information, view RC2 Corp.'s Voluntary Recall Safety Information web site at http://www.recalls.rc2.com/.

The recent Fisher-Price/Mattel recalls involve approximately 22 million figures and toys manufactured between Sept. 2006 and Aug. 2007 due to lead paint risks and magnets that pose a choking hazard.

This press release lists products recalled Aug. 1st.

This press release involves products recalled Aug. 14th.

This press release involves products recalled Sept. 4th.

For additional information contact Fisher-Price at 800-916-4498 anytime or visit the firm’s web site at http://www.service.mattel.com/.

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