Recalled TrainsThis news struck fear into my heart at the thought of having to take away some of my son’s favorite toys: The manufacturer of the popular Thomas & Friends wooden trains is recalling a number of models because of a high level of lead in the surface paint. It recommends you take the trains away from children immediately. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has the details.

Luckily, it turns out my son only has a couple of the models in question, and got them before the starting sale date of the dangerous batch. Phew. This means I can focus on the pending marriage crisis in Massachusetts instead of a railroad crisis at home.