Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mothers Sue Makers of Infant Products Over Lead

Three women have filed a class action suit last Thursday (May 15, 2008) against four makers of infant products claiming deceptive practices and negligence after an investigation revealed their vinyl-based products contained dangerous amounts of lead. The complaint was filed against Playtex, Inc., RC2 Corporation (First Years), Learning Curve Brands, Inc., and Medela, Inc.,

The complaint claims that vinyl baby products containing lead where imported and distributed. The products include a cooler for storing breast milk made by Medela, a carrying case for a First Years Natural Transitions breast pump, and a Playtex baby bottle cooler.

High lead levels were found in the products by the Center for Environmental Health. None of the defendants have issued a product recall for the tested products. The complaint claims "unfair and deceptive acts and practices, breach of implied warranty, negligence and unjust enrichment."

Source: CBS2Chicago