Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Thomas" Toy Train Lead-Paint Class Action Settlement

Article on cnn.com -- 'Thomas' toymakers to pay $30M settlement.  Here's an excerpt:

The maker of "Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway" toys has agreed to pay $30 million to settle a nationwide class-action lawsuit by thousands of families who purchased lead-tainted products, a plaintiffs' attorney said Wednesday.

Under the deal, Oak Brook-based RC2 Brands will offer cash refunds or replacement toys, plus what the company calls a bonus toy; it also promises to implement new quality controls, said Jay Edelson, a plaintiffs' attorney in the case.

"We believe this really is the first step toward cleaning up the problem of lead paint in toys," the Chicago attorney said. "It will put a lot of pressure on other companies to step up and act morally. We hope this becomes a problem of the past."

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The official settlement website is located at http://thomastrainsettlement.com/

Posted by: AMD65 | Jan 24, 2008 11:21:32 AM

Hi,
Nice post.Thanks for posting the information...

Posted by: x-ray fluorescence | Feb 1, 2009 11:01:29 PM

It would seem that in today's day and age that lead paint shouldn't even be used in production. These are new products, and still they used this substance...Who did they think were going to use their trains?...

Posted by: Model Toy Trains | Mar 23, 2009 4:17:51 PM

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