Consumer product recall

Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Products recalled due to ingestion hazard

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Summary

Product
Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Troublesome Truck & Crates™ and Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Troublesome Truck & Paint™
Issue
Consumer products - Ingestion hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Mattel to return the product in exchange for a full refund.

Affected products

This recall involves the Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Troublesome Truck & Crates™ & Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Troublesome Truck & Paint™. The products are wooden toy train cars intended for children aged 2+. Each train car features a connector containing a high-powered magnet which allows the train car to be connected to other train cars.

The product number is located on the underside of each train car. Products that were purchased on Amazon.ca can also be identified by the Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN).

The following products are affected:
Product # ASIN Description
HBJ89 B09P4J9N5J Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Troublesome Truck & Crates™
HBJ90 B09P4G581J Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Troublesome Truck & Paint™

Issue

The small plastic piece containing a high-powered magnet that connects one train to another can detach or become loose, posing an ingestion hazard.

As of October 13, 2023, the company has received no reports of the plastic connector becoming loose and detaching from the product in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received one report of the plastic connector becoming loose and detaching from the product and no reports of injuries.

Small, powerful magnets can be easily swallowed by children of all ages, posing serious and potentially life-threatening risks. 

When more than one powerful magnet is swallowed in a short period of time, the magnets can attract one another while moving through the intestines. This can cause the intestines to twist, creating blockages or tearing of the intestinal walls.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Mattel to arrange a return of the products in exchange for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Mattel toll free by telephone at 1-855-853-6224  from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company website.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Mattel Canada.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind consumers to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that approximately 1097 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 21,000 units were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold in Canada from October 2022 to December 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Indonesia

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Toys and games
Companies

Importers

Mattel Canada

Mississauga, ON

Canada

Amazon Canada

British Columbia

Canada

Manufacturer

Masterkidz Asia Limited
Kaliwungu, Kendal Regency, Central Java

Indonesia

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-74438

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