RC2 markets brands such as The First Years and Lamaze.[dead link] Its Learning Curve Brands subsidiary is dedicated to infant and preschool merchandise.
The company went public in 1997. By 2006, 91.8 percent of RC2’s products were made in China. In 2007, the company made headlines after it was forced to recall 1.5 million Thomas & Friends wooden toy trains after they were found to contain excessive amounts of lead. The toys involved in the recall had been manufactured in China.