Fisher-Price, working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today announced a product recall involving Thomas & Friends wooden railway toys.
According to the recall, the small piece of plastic holding the high-powered magnet that connects one train to another can detach or become loose, which poses choking and magnet ingestion hazards for children.
The recall includes two specific toys, the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Troublesome Truck & Crates and Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Troublesome Truck & Paint.
According to Mattel, the company has received one report of the connector becoming loose and detaching, but no injuries have been reported.
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The recall includes some 21,000 units sold in the U.S. and about 400 sold in Canada. Consumers have been asked to stop using the toys immediately and visit Mattel's website to receive a pre-paid return label to ship the toys back to Fisher-Price for a full refund.
The train cars, manufactured in Indonesia, were sold online on Amazon and other outlets from February 2022 through August 2023 and retailed for about $17.
The product numbers, HBJ89 (Crates) and HBJ90 (Paint), are located on the bottom of the train car.