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Toys ‘R’ Us “Free Gift”

Class Action

Toys ‘R’ Us “Free Gift”

In May 2014, a federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Toys “R” Us because the parties reached a settlement. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2012, alleged that…

Ryan’s Videos and Target Audience

Evidence

Ryan’s Videos and Target Audience

In order to establish the age of Ryan ToysReview’s target audience, TINA.org conducted an appraisal of every video published on the YouTube channel between January 1 and July 31, 2019,…

Peg Perego Ride On Toys

Class Action

Peg Perego Ride On Toys

February 2016: The appellant voluntarily dismissed the appeal When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.. October 2015: A federal judge granted final approval of this settlement.…

Toys ‘R’ Us

Class Action

Toys ‘R’ Us

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Toys ‘R’ Us, Inc. in November 2012 claiming the company engaged in a bait-and-switch scheme that lured in online shoppers by offering valuable free…

Toying with Gender Marketing

Blog

Toying with Gender Marketing

Not all girls like to play with dolls. What’s a race car girl to do when her favorite toys are marketed towards boys?

Winx Club Harmonix Dolls

Ad Alert

Winx Club Harmonix Dolls

Winx Club Harmonix Dolls appeared in an ad to move their heads on their own and stand up without human assistance. The Children’s Advertising Review Unit objected to the ad,…

LEGO Lord of the Ring Pirate Ship Ambush

Ad Alert

LEGO Lord of the Ring Pirate Ship Ambush

Perhaps you’ve braved the Paths of the Dead under the White Mountains and summoned the oathbreakers, the Dead Men of Dunharrow cursed by Isildur to remain in Middle-earth after failing…

“Free” Gift Cards at Target

Class Action

“Free” Gift Cards at Target

Allegations: Falsely marketing that consumers who spend $40 or more on toys and kids’ books could get a free $10 gift card when they’re actually charged $10 for the gift…

Made in USA Marketing

Evidence

Made in USA Marketing

Below is a sampling of Step2’s Made in the USA marketing, which makes the deceptive, unqualified claim that its product line meets the standard for “Made in the USA” despite…

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