Mattel Beats Cert. For Moldy Baby-Seat Class

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 12:59 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday refused to certify a class of consumers accusing Mattel Inc. of designing a baby seat that is prone to growing unhealthy mold, ruling that most of the proposed class members were not affected by the defect.

U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer denied lead plaintiff Brandon Butler’s motion to certify a class of individuals who purchased the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n' Play Sleeper and claimed the seat had poor ventilation and a “dangerous propensity” to grow mold. The consumers failed to...
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