Two major toy manufacturers have issued recalls recently in relation to lead-based paints that were used on their products.  The latest recall has been announced by Mattel Corporation, parent company of Fisher Price.  Toys that are affected include TV-related characters (Dora, Sesame Street and Diego) that were purchased since May 2007.  You can take a look at their pictoral product recall list by following this link.

RC2 Corporation, one of the producers of the Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway toys, issued a recall earlier this year on specific wooden trains and accessories that were purchased between January 2005 and June 2007.  To see a complete listing of their product recalls, please follow this link.

Both companies are being highly cooperative in the recall process and are remorseful that their products contain a potentially harmful substance. 

Please, if your household has any of these products, follow the directions for returning and replacing the items as soon as possible.  Thank you.