The maker of popular "Thomas & Friends" toys has issued its
second lead paint warning since June. That's when RC2 Corporation
first recalled a million-plus toys.
Among the 200,000 or so items on the new list are about 2,000
tainted "Toad" train cars that the company sent to customers as
"bonus gifts" after they turned in recalled items over the
The double recall is dredging up issues of global supply chain
management and China's role as factory to the world.
RC2 Corporation -- which ranks in the top 10 of U.S. toy makers
with 2006 sales volume of about 500 million dollars -- has dropped
its Chinese supplier. And the company has sent out a letter of
apology to customers.