Reebok To Pay $1M Following Bracelet Recall

Law360, New York (March 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Reebok International Ltd. will pay a $1 million civil penalty for allegedly importing toxic charm bracelets that led to the death of a 4-year-old boy in 2006.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that the penalty is the largest ever for a violation of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, which bans toxic levels of accessible lead in toys and other children’s products.

The penalty settles allegations that the Massachusetts-based sneaker-maker imported and distributed charm bracelets from China that contained toxic levels of lead. Reebok,...
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