Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Toys Recalled

But even with this increased scrutiny, they may not catch everything, according to Greenberg, who said, "There's lots that we don't catch."

"It's very hard for the CPSC. This is a small government agency with a small $63 million budget," Greenberg said. "It's got a lot of responsibilities. It oversees 15,000 products and there isn't the kind of leadership there that we would like to see standing up to the problem of imports coming in that may expose children to higher levels of lead than is safe."

Defending the CPSC's efforts, Wolfson said "CPSC has been announcing recalls with lead hazards nearly once a week for the last few months."

"Parents need to come to CPSC's Web site to track down our numerous recalls on lead hazards to children."

Wolfson said the agency expects to press the issue further when Chinese officials come to Washington for a summit later this year.

The CPSC's full recall notice can be found here.

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