Planet Toys CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kits
Last March I wrote about the discovery of these asbestos-contaminated kits for sale on Amazon.com. Subsequent posts described the results of our complaints and the removal of these products from the Amazon.com web site. I also had mentioned the potential class action lawsuit that was then being contemplated. The asbestos contamination of these products was discovered through a consumer testing program sponsored by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and after the bankruptcy of Planet Toys, a class action case was brought against the companies that made and distributed these dangerous products. The suit was handled by counsel working with Public Justice and with the cooperation of ADAO. That case has now been resolved by an order filed in the United States District Court for the Seventh District of New York on February 23, 2010. If you ever bought this product, you should check the CSI litigation web site for information about claims forms and potential for compensation.
In essence, full refunds are available and anyone who still has one of these contaminated kits can send it in at the defendants’ expense for destruction in accordance with the highest standards of industrial hygiene and environmental safety.
Congratulations to ADAO, Public Justice, and the attorneys who handled this case. Sometimes, our legal system works.
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