Fisher-Price recalls Thomas & Friends wooden railway toy

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The small plastic piece containing a high-powered magnet can come loose

Fisher Price of East Aurora, N.Y., is recalling about 21,400 Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Troublesome Truck & Crates and Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Troublesome Truck & Paint sold in the U.S. and Canada.

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

The firm has received one report of the plastic connector becoming loose and detaching from the product. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Troublesome Truck & Crates and Troublesome Truck & Paint.

The push along wooden trains are designed to look like the characters from Thomas & Friends called the Troublesome Trucks.

The Troublesome Truck & Crates is a black and gray train car with cargo of brown crates. The Troublesome Truck & Paint is a gray and black train car with cargo of gray paint cans and a yellow paint splatter on the side. Both train cars have faces on the front of them.

The trains come with magnetic connectors to attach to other vehicles. The train cars measure approximately 3.6 inches long by 2.1 inches high. Model numbers HBJ89 (Troublesome Truck & Crates) and HBJ90 (Troublesome Truck & Paint) can be found on the bottom of the train cars.

The toys, manufactured in Indonesia, were sold online at Amazon.com and other websites and at Barnes & Noble and specialty stores nationwide from February 2022, through August 2023, for about $17.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the toys and go to www.service.mattel.com and click on “Recalls & Safety Alerts” for instructions on how to receive a pre-paid return label via email from Fisher-Price. Upon receipt of the returned product, consumers will be sent a full refund.

Consumers may contact Fisher Price toll-free at (855) 853-6224 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at www.service.mattel.com/us/recall.aspx for more information.

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