2011 Washable Colored Bubbles Settlement Announced with Crayola

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A federal district court in Seattle has preliminarily approved the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Crayola over its 2011 line of Washable Colored Bubbles.

A federal district court in Seattle has preliminarily approved the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Crayola over its 2011 line of Washable Colored Bubbles.

The lawsuit claims that the labeling and advertising of 2011 Washable Colored Bubbles as “washable” is not true. Crayola does not admit to any allegations contained in the lawsuit, but Crayola has agreed to reimburse consumers and/or to provide Crayola vouchers to persons in the United States and its territories who purchased or otherwise acquired 2011 Crayola Washable Colored Bubbles. Reimbursement for cleaning supplies and other expenses will also be available to some consumers.

The claims process will begin if the court enters a final approval order following a hearing scheduled to occur on April 24, 2012.

“We are pleased that this settlement achieves important relief for purchasers of the 2011 Washable Colored Bubbles,” said attorney Gretchen Cappio of Keller Rohrback L.L.P., who represents the consumers.

"The trust and loyalty consumers have in our brand are very important to us,” said Eric Zebley, Crayola spokesperson. “We always listen and ensure that consumers who need assistance are satisfied with how we handle their concerns.”

Crayola has introduced a new and improved colored bubble product, called Outdoor Colored Bubbles, for sale this year. That product is not the subject of the class-action settlement.

Details about the terms of the settlement can be found at http://www.2011washablecoloredbubblessettlement.com.

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