STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor

Fisher-Price, Mattel Seek MDL Docket for Growing Number of Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Named in several class action lawsuits for its allegedly defective Rock ‘N Play Sleeper, Fisher-Price Inc. and Mattel Inc. have asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a coordinated docket for the pending claims.

In a petition filed May 28 with the JPML, the defendants argued that all the actions assert similar claims and all contend that the defendants “falsely and misleading advertising the RNPS as safe for prolonged sleep by infants when it allegedly was not, and failed to warn consumers of other alleged risks relating to use of the RNPS.”

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