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Mattel settles voluntary toy recall litigation

July 2009

Jones Day represented Mattel, Inc. ("Mattel") in connection with a number of U.S. federal and state and foreign lawsuits and regulatory actions arising out of voluntary recalls of certain Mattel and Fisher-Price toys. After Mattel removed the state court lawsuits to federal court, Mattel obtained an order from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferring the cases to the Central District of California for coordinated MDL pretrial proceedings. Mattel reached a multi-state agreement with more than 40 U.S. state attorneys general to resolve their civil claims, including California Proposition 65 claims. In addition, Jones Day has been advising Mattel in connection with a number of other issues growing out of the voluntary recalls, including domestic and foreign government and regulatory matters.

In re Mattel, Inc. Toy Lead Paint Products Liability Litigation, No. 2:07-ML-01897-DSF-AJW, MDL 1897 (C.D. Cal., Western Div.)

For additional information about this matter, please contact: Peter J. Biersteker, Brent D. Sokol

Client(s): Mattel, Inc.