Kudos to Amazon.com – Round Two
On March 30, we posted an entry reporting that although the CSI Fingerprint Kit had been dropped from the Amazon web site, the larger CSI Crime Scene Investigation Field Kit, which contained the same asbestos-contaminated powder, was still available. Once again, I wrote to Mr. Hatch in the General Counsel’s office at Amazon.com and it appears that once again, we got a response. The offending products have been taken off the Amazon site and the only remaining Planet Toys Inc. products offered for sale do not appear to contain the asbestos-contaminated powders.
So, since we believe in fairness and recognizing good conduct when it occurs, we once again commend and thank the folks at Amazon.com for responding to our concerns. We hope that they will find a way to build in affirmative protection for their customers rather than having to wait in the future to be alerted to problems such as these. Until they find a way to do that, we can only suggest continued public vigilance. If anyone sees an offending asbestos-contaminated product for sale, please let us know and we will take action on your behalf if you prefer not to try and deal with it directly yourself.