Thursday, February 16, 2006

News: Moms sue maker of Thomas trains

I'm no legal expert but it doesn't seem like the company stands much of a chance in this suit.

Moms sue maker of Tal homas trains: "Friends"

"Lifetime warranty cut to 90 days

"These things are a fortune," said plaintiff Lucy Brady of Clarendon Hills, who has spent more than $5,000 on the toys for her four-year-old son Christopher. "The reason you pay that much for a train is you think they are going to last a lifetime."

According to the lawsuit, the toys carried a lifetime guarantee when they were made by Learning Curve International. In 2003, RC2 Corp. purchased Learning Curve and cut the warranty to 90 days.

Though Brandy and plaintiff Tanya Powers claim they bought the toys before then, RC2 rebuffed them when the toys broke and they asked for replacements."

2 Comments:

At 4:49 PM, Anonymous Nancy Jones said...

I agree with Ms. Brady. Sure, toys break. But, the company sold those toys with a lifetime guaranty. They should stand behind it.

 
At 4:53 PM, Anonymous William Kramer said...

I support Ms. Brady, too. People pay a premium for those trains, in part due to the lifetime guaranty. It's not right for the company to refuse to honor that term of the contract.

 

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