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July 1, 2009

Proposed settlement announced for possible asbestos contaminated toys

Public Justice and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) announced today that a proposed settlement of a nationwide class action against CBS Broadcasting, Inc. and major toy retailers, if approved, will give cash refunds to consumers and effectively implement a nationwide recall of toy science kits, based on the popular "CSI" television drama series, that may contain asbestos. Tests conducted by the ADAO in 2007 of the white fingerprint powder in the toy kits found tremolite, one of the deadliest forms of asbestos.

Read more about the proposed settlement.