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    Half a Million More Toys Recalled

    Thomas the Train, Toy Gardening Tools Among the Latest Toys Recalled Because of Lead Paint

    Toy Jewelry Recall

    Several children's jewelry items made in China were also recalled today due to lead. Those recalls included:

    • About 23,500 TOBY & ME jewelry sets from TOBY N.Y.C. of New York. The recall includes various jewelry sets sold in a pink gift box with "TOBY & ME" printed on the front and "TOBY & ME tags attached to the packaging. The products were sold at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, A.J. Wright, Cracker Barrel, and Shopko stores nationwide from August 2006 through August 2007 for between $8 and $15. For more information, call TOBY N.Y.C. at 866-235-0588 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday or email the firm at
    • About 850 Children's Spinning Wheel-Metal Necklaces from Rhode Island Novelty of Cumberland, R.I., and sold from November 2006 through May 2007 for about $2. The necklace has a 30-inch chain and a spinning metal pendant. For more information, call Rhode Island Novelty at (800) 528-5599 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at

    If the recall of Thomas & Friends trains and TOBY & ME jewelry sets sound familiar, they should. Those recalls expand recalls issued earlier this year.

    On June 13, toy importer RC2 Corp of Oak Brook, Ill., (which issued today's Thomas & Friends recall) recalled 1.5 million other Thomas & Friends railway toys because of lead paint. And on Aug. 22, about 14,000 TOBY & ME jewelry sets were recalled.

    Swing Set Recall

    Yesterday, about 670 swing sets made in the U.S. by BCI Burke Company of Fond du Lac, Wis., were recalled because of a fall hazard. The firm has received four reports of the swing set beam breaking and one report of a child bruised from falling from the swing.

    For more information on the swing set recall, call Burke's customer service at (800) 356-2070 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at

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