Turns out that the surface paint of a number of trains, sold between January 2005 and June 2007, contains lead. Turns out my son has 9 of the items on the recall list.
Any idea when Scooter got his first trains? Christmas 2004. Just a few trains then, steadily added starting in 2005.
My son has been playing with some of these trains for 2 1/2 years.
We've already pulled 8 of the items from his room--sneaking in and slipping them out as he sleeps. Still need to find the stop sign.
Needless to say, heart racing, short of breath, slight dizziness. Anger, frustration, fear. It has crossed my mind that lead causes developmental problems. (And no, I don't suddenly think the trains have caused all of his problems.)
So now I'm adding to my list:
- Find Thomas stop sign.
- Lead check for Scooter.
- Resist cussing out RC2.