It blows my mind that the company has actually allowed this to happen yet again. The most recent of the company's product recalls took place last week and involved around 200,000 toys, and earlier this summer the toy maker was hit was a massive 1.5 million toy recall, so it makes sense that they would try to give something back to consumers. Unfortunately the gesture of good faith has blown up in their face.
We were alerted to this unfortunate event by The Consumerist where you can also find the official statement from the company regarding this most recent consumer slap in the face:
Unfortunately, the discovery that certain Toad vehicles could be potentially unsafe was made in August, after Toads had been sent as bonus gifts to some families. Many of the Toad bonus gifts are safe, however some may not be. If you received a Toad vehicle as a bonus gift from us, please check its underside for the tracking code 1656OW00 to determine if it is one of the recalled toys.
How in the world something like this could have slipped through the new "tougher" product screens that we have been hearing so much about these past couple months really has to have parents wondering. If an apology for a lead based product was actually sent out containing excessive lead paint... then just how safe are those toys that line the shelves of your local shopping center?
It is already tough enough for consumers to keep their faith in the companies that are lining up to sell them their present for the upcoming holiday season without something like this taking place.
I wonder what sort of apology will be sent out to apologize for this recall? If it were coming to my house I would simply mark the package return to sender and be done with the whole RC2 affair.