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Archived – Thomas & Friends™ and The Amazing Spider-Man™ Wooden Furniture Sets

Starting date:
October 1, 2007
Posting date:
October 1, 2007
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Household Items, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Poisoning Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001565

Expanded

Affected products

Thomas & Friends™ and The Amazing Spider-Man™ Wooden Furniture Sets

Product description

Recalled items include:

Thomas & Friends™ Set

  • Thomas & Friends™ Foot Stool / Step Stool
    UPC 8-59816-17408-1
  • Thomas & Friends™ Table & 2 Chairs
    UPC 8-59816-17401-2
  • Thomas & Friends™ Rocking Chair
    UPC 8-59816-17406-7
  • Thomas & Friends™ Activity Desk
    UPC 8-59816-17404-3
  • Thomas & Friends™ 9 Bin Toy Organizer
    UPC 8-59816-17407-4
  • Thomas & Friends™ Room in a Box
    UPC 8-59816-17418-0
  • Thomas & Friends™ Table & 2 Chairs (Square)
    UPC 8-59816-17403-6

The Amazing Spider-Man™ Set

  • The Amazing Spider-Man™ Table & 2 Chairs
    UPC 8-59816-17501-9
  • The Amazing Spider-Man™ Toy Box
    UPC 8-59816-17511-8
  • The Amazing Spider-Man™ Step Stool
    UPC 8-59816-17508-8
  • The Amazing Spider-Man™ Twin Bedroom in a Box
    UPC 8-59816-17532-3
  • The Amazing Spider-Man™ Room in a Box (Sleeping)
    UPC 8-59816-17524-8
  • The Amazing Spider-Man™ Room in a Box (Play)
    UPC 8-59816-17525-5

The following items are not part of the recall:

  • Thomas & Friends™ Toddler Bed
  • Thomas & Friends™ Toy Box Bench
  • The Amazing Spider-Man™ Toddler Bed
  • The Amazing Spider-Man™ 9 Bin Toy Organizer
  • The Amazing Spider-Man™ Saucer Chair

All items were made in China.

For the complete press release by SFI Designs Limited and pictures of the recalled items, see:
SFI Designs Limited: Urgent Recall Notice, Thomas & Friends™ and The Amazing Spider-Man™ Toddler Furniture
and
SFI Designs Limited-Amended-Urgent Recall Notice, Thomas & Friends™ and The Amazing Spider-Man™ Toddler Furniture.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and testing program revealed that the red paint used on the recalled items contains lead (excluding the red colouring in the Thomas & Friends™ and The Amazing Spider-Man™ character decals).

Lead is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects. To date, Health Canada has not received reports of lead poisoning from the use of these products.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Reduce your exposure to lead.

Number sold

Approximately 9,600 units of the Thomas and Friends™ items were sold at Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Overwaitea Foods and various specialty stores throughout Canada. Approximately 1,500 units of The Amazing Spider-Man™ items were sold at Zellers, Sears and various specialty stores throughout Canada.

Time period sold

These items were sold from June 2006 through October 1, 2007.

Companies

Manufacturer
SFI Designs Limited
HONG KONG
Retailer
Walmart Canada Inc.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Retailer
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Retailer
Zellers
Retailer
Toys "R" Us
Concord
Ontario
CANADA
Retailer
Overwaitea Food Group (OFG)

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What you should do

Consumers are advised to immediately take the recalled items away from children.

The recalled items can be returned for a full refund at the store of their original purchase. If the items are not returned, consumers are urged to carefully disassemble the items and dispose of the parts in separate bags or containers so that the items cannot be reused.

For additional information, contact SFI Designs Limited toll-free at 1-888-668-1977 or by email at recall@sfidesigns.net.