Mattel settles lead poisoning in toys lawsuit with Kansas plus 39 other states

San Francisco toy injury lawyer-M. Alexander-a toy injury attorney alerts toy settlement. Mattel and Fischer Price settle toy lead poisoning lawsuits.

According to Wikipedia, lead poisoning (also known as saturnism, plumbism, or painter’s colic) is a medical condition caused by increased levels lead in the blood. Lead, a heavy metal, may cause irreversible neurological damage as well as renal disease, cardiovascular effects, and reproductive toxicity.

December 15, 2008, San Francisco, CA (–Bay Area lead poisoning injury attorney, Mary A. Alexander, a toy injury lawyer, announces toy manufacturers reach settlement in court. Mattel, Inc., and Fischer-Price, Inc. enter into a multimillion dollar settlement agreement with Kansas Attorney General and attorney generals of 39 other states. The legal agreement resolves a 16-month long investigation into the 2007 voluntary recall of the company’s toys for excessive lead paint. The agreement filed Monday, in Shawnee County District Court, requires Mattel to pay $12 million by January 30, 2009, to be divided among the states.

Top San Francisco toy injury lawyer, Alexander, with the defective toy products litigation law firm of Mary Alexander & Associates, outlines the top issues in the Mattel/Fischer Price toy manufacturer legal action:

-U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled approximately two million Mattel and Fisher-Price toys manufactured in China from August 2007 to October 2007
-The toys contained excessive lead in accessible surface coatings.
-In 2007, CPSC standard permitted for lead in accessible surface coatings was 600 parts per million
-Lead levels of the recalled toys exceeded federal standards and some measured more than 10,000 ppm and 50,000 ppm

Staunch California child toy safety advocate, Alexander, a Bay Area toy injury attorney, states toy companies have a legal, social and moral responsibility to follow the federal guidelines and consumer advocacy group suggestions when making toys for our innocent children. If you or one of your children is suffering from poisoning of injury from a toy, contact a California toy injury attorney who specializes in lead poisoning injuries. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.

Media Contact: Mary Alexander, a San Francisco, California toy injury attorney
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