Court Won't Toss Magnetix Toy Maker Liability Suit

Law360, New York (February 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a class action from parents alleging that Mega Brands Inc. acted negligently by manufacturing toy sets with easy-to-swallow magnets and failing to promptly report incidents to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission before eventually recalling more than 10 million toys.

Judge Susan Wigenton of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey tossed Mega Brands’ motion to dismiss on Thursday and ruled that the plaintiffs had adequately pleaded violations of New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and Consumer...
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