If in 2007 or Earlier You Purchased or Received as a Gift a New
Mattel or Fisher-Price Toy,
You May Be Entitled to a Payment from a
Class Action Settlement Para una notificación en Esoañol. visitar
A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving certain Mattel and Fisher-Price toys that were sold in the United States and subject to recalls or withdrawn from the market in 2006 and 2007. The lawsuit claims that Mattel and other companies ("Defendants"} violated the law by designing, making, marketing and selling toys with excessive levels of lead, and small magnets that could become loose. Defendants deny they did anything wrong. The settlement will provide refunds to certain "Class Members" who submit "Claim Forms." If you're a Class Member, you may send in a Claim Form to get a refund in the form of a check or voucher. Claim Forms can be obtained at www.mattelsettlement.com or by catling 1-888-955-2715. A federal court authorized this notice.
Am I a Class Member? You're a Class Member if you purchased or acquired (including by gift) either: (1) a toy subject to a Mattel recall on 11/21/06, 8/2/07, 8/14/07, 9/4/07, or 10/25/07; or (2) certain blood pressure monitor cuffs in toy medical kits (collectively called the "Recalled Toys"). To see if a toy you bought or received as a gift may be a recalled toy, go to www.mattelsettlement.com and review "Exhibit A" for a list of affected product names and numbers or follow the online claims process. What Does the Settlement Provide? In addition to refunds for Class Members, Mattel agreed to reimburse Class Members who incurred out-of-pocket costs for lead testing of a child as a result of his/her exposure to a Recalled Toy within 6 weeks of the Recall announcement. Mattel also agreed to implement and maintain a toy safety program for three years, and to donate $275,000 to the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.
What Are My Options? To ask for a payment, you must mail a Claim Form or submit it online at www.mattelsettlement.com by May 29, 2010. If you don't wish to be in ihe settlement, exclude yourself from the Settlement Class by February 22, 2010. Or stay in and object to the settlement by February 22, 2010. If you do not exclude yourself, you will be bound by the Court's Order, but individual personal injury claims are notreleased. Visit www.mattelsettlement.com or call 1888-955-2715 for more details about the settlement, your rights, and how to file a Claim Form for a payment. The Court will hold a hearing at 1:30 p.m. on March 15, 2010 to consider whether to approve the settlement, and whether to grant Co-Lead Counsel's request for $12.9 million in attorneys' fees and expenses, to which Mattel does not object. You don't have to attend the hearing. Please do not contact the Court directly.
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