Toymaker settles lawsuit

January 23, 2008 2:21:59 PM PST
The maker of the Thomas and Friends line of toys settles a lawsuit involving toy recalls. Toymaker RC2 has agreed to pay a $30 million class action settlement.

The settlement received preliminary court approval in Cook County. It calls for hundreds of thousands of consumers to receive reimbursements and for improved product safety.

Last year, 1.5 million Thomas and Friends toys were recalled because of excessive lead levels.