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Recall of The First Years 3-in-1
Flush & Sounds Potty Training Seat

December 6, 2007 -- RC2 Corporation (NASDAQ: RCRC) today announced that it is voluntarily recalling two styles of The First Years 3-in-1 Flush & Sounds Potty training seats due to the discovery of excess levels of lead in surface paint on 5-inch rectangular plaques inserted into the backs of the training seats. Approximately 123,000 plaques were used in potty training seats sold to U.S. and Canadian mass and specialty retailers between April 2006 and August 2007. There have been no reports of illness or injury related to the plaques.

Working closely with the CPSC, RC2 determined that the potential safety issue can be readily corrected in the home with a clear protective cover available free-of-charge from the company. The easily-applied protective cover is a permanent solution that eliminates a child's access to the plaque. There is no need to return the recalled potty training seat to the company. Until the protective cover arrives, consumers should keep these items away from young children when not in use.

We want to ensure that your child has only the safest products we can offer, and will work to remedy this situation promptly—with your child's safety and your trust in mind.

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