Thomas Toys Lead Paint Class Action

Merchant Law Group LLP has launched class actions in the superior courts of various provinces against the makers of “Thomas the Tank Engine” toys which are reported to have been painted with products containing lead.

The use of lead paint on toy surfaces raises concerns for the safety of young children playing with these toys. Exposure to or ingestion of lead paint, particularly for children, may lead to various adverse effects and damage to the health of children, although signs of problems may not be readily apparent.

Any parents whose child(ren) play with toys from the below list are invited to fill in the form at the bottom of this webpage, in order to be contacted by our offices and kept abreast of our litigation efforts in regards to this matter.

A product recall of these toys includes wooden vehicles, buildings and other train set parts sold between January 2005 and June 2007.

Recalled Product Names

  • Red James Engine & Red James’ # 5 Coal Tender
  • Red Lights & Sounds James Engine & Red James’ #5 Lights & Sounds Coal Tender
  • Red Skarloey Engine
  • Brown & Yellow Old Slow Coach
  • Red Hook & Ladder Truck & Red Water Tanker Truck
  • Red Musical Caboose
  • Red Sodor Line Caboose
  • Red Coal Car labeled “2006 Day Out With Thomas” on the Side
  • Red Baggage Car
  • Red Holiday Caboose
  • Red “Sodor Mail” Car
  • Red Fire Brigade Truck
  • Red Fire Brigade Train
  • Deluxe Sodor Fire Station
  • Red Coal Car
  • Yellow Box Car
  • Red Stop Sign
  • Yellow Railroad Crossing Sign
  • Yellow “Sodor Cargo Company” Cargo Piece
  • Smelting Yard
  • Ice Cream Factory

Not included in the recall are toys marked with the letters WJ or AZ.


IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE CONTACT LIST REGARDING THIS CLASS ACTION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE BELOW FORM. (Please note, providing your contact information creates no lawyer-client relationship or financial obligation. You are not charged any fee or cost for joining the contact list for this class action – our law firm would likely paid a contingency fee from the compensation recovered, if this class action is successful.)

Merchant Law Group LLP has 10 offices across Canada, Tony Merchant, Q.C., and his firm are well known for their involvement in Mass & Class Action cases in Canada, including class proceedings regarding Complete Contact Lens Solution, SiliconBreast Implant, Winners/HomeSense, HSBC Mutual Funds, Various Cellular Phone Fees, Molson-Coors Merger, Conrad Black/Hollinger, GM Gasket Manifolds, Lead Paint in Toys (and similar consumer products), Menu Foods, Paxil, Vioxx, Agent Orange, Métis Veteran Benefits, Cryptosporidium Water, Sony, Residential School litigation, CPR Anhydrous Ammonia, and cases regarding ISM Information Security, Tundra noxious gas emissions, Canadian Wheat Board Pool transfers, and various other cases. Tony Merchant is known to be one of Canada’s most active litigators with more than 600 reported cases in leading Caselaw Journals, having argued thousands of cases before the Canadian and American Courts, in Trial and Administrative Courts, and the Courts of Appeal of various American and Canadian jurisdictions, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Tony Merchant, Q.C., has a long history in pursuing public policy cases and is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.).

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