Thomas And Friends Railroading Parents On Shipping Charges For Recalled Toys

The maker of Thomas the Tank Engines recalled for lead poisoning promised to send a replacement toy and refund parents the full cost of shipping back the recalled toys, but several parents are angry after receiving less-than-full reimbursement checks.

Marlo & Elaine spent $5.25 and got back $4.60
Jill spent $3.03 and got back $1.81.
Carolyn spent $8.23 and got back $5.30.
Jeff spent $5.00 and got back $1.81.

Seems like RC2’s shipping clerks may have gotten exposed to too much lead paint dust in the course of fulfilling their recall duties!