Friday, April 11, 2008

Lawsuit claims "CSI" toy kits contain asbestos

A California asbestos awareness group sued CBS Corp, a toy maker and several retailers on Friday, claiming they sold toy crime-scene kits based on the hit CBS series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" that contained the cancer-causing substance.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that laboratory tests revealed the fingerprint dusting powder in the kits contained "substantial quantities of tremolite asbestos ... one of the most lethal forms of asbestos."

New York-based manufacturer Planet Toys Inc pulled the kits from the market late last year over the group's claims but said that multiple tests had shown no traces of asbestos.
The company said on its Web site it had issued a "stop sale" on all "CSI" fingerprint kits "until further information can be ascertained as to the discrepancy between our respective test findings."

The nonprofit Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization said the defendants, including Planet Toys, failed to warn consumers the kits contained a hazardous material, as required under state law.

The group seeks a court order to stop sales of the kits unless they carry the warning and to require the companies to allow purchasers to return the kits for a full refund, as well as civil penalties.

7 comments:

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An exposure such as this would be no more dangerous than smoking a single cigarette and, as with fags, Its continued exposure to asbestos which is hazardous to health. If your neighbour has removed this material without using the correct procedure their property is likely to be contaminated and you should advise them to get an air test carried out.

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Asbestos awareness group sued CBS Corporation is an excellent idea to remind and let us remember that safety comes first rather than anything. The exposure of this is more dangerous than smoking. So we'd better cooperate if we love our life.
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