www.crayola.com/2011bubblessettlement – Crayola Colored Bubbles Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Who knew that a crayon company could cause a class action lawsuit.  The Crayola Washable Colored Bubbles was sold as colored soap bubbles that would temporarily leave behind marks and stains.  According to the Crayola Colored Bubbles Class Action Lawsuit this was not the case.  A mother claimed that the bubbles did not wash away and stained her property permanently.  Crayola has denied any wrong doing but has agreed to settle in order to avoid any further court cost.  The lawsuit includes the following Crayola products… the Washable Colored Bubbles Bubble Launcher, the Washable Colored Bubbles Play Pack, the Washable Colored Bubbles three-pack and the Washable Colored Bubbles Wand Set.  These products must have drove mothers around the country up a wall if the allegations in this lawsuit are true!  Imagine buying this product for your kid only to realize it stains your clothing.  A hearing will be held on April 24, 2012 to determine if the settlement terms are fair and adequate.  If the court doe sin fact approve the settlement you MUST call Crayola at 1-866-436-6933 to make a claim between April 24, 2012 and December 31, 2012.

The terms of the settlement are is follows:

(1) Cash Compensation for Purchase Costs: Class Members with proof of purchase or a UPC will receive their choice of: (i) the cash value of the 2011 Washable Colored Bubbles product(s) (plus any shipping, handling and tax if applicable) in the form of a check; or (ii) Crayola vouchers for the value of the 2011 Washable Colored Bubbles product(s) purchased (plus shipping, handling and tax if applicable), plus $5.00 in vouchers. Compensation or vouchers will not be given to more than one person for the same product. Class Members with no proof of purchase may receive the value of the 2011 Washable Colored Bubbles product(s) purchased in the form of Crayola vouchers not to exceed $12.00.

(2) Cash Compensation for Out-of-Pocket Costs to Clean Stains: For out-of-pocket costs for cleaning supplies or services to remediate stains caused by 2011 Washable Colored Bubbles, Crayola will provide the cash value of such costs provided that: (i) the Class Member has a receipt or other reliable documentation for a 2011 Washable Colored Bubble product; (ii) the Class Member attests that the stain resulted from the 2011 Washable Colored Bubble product; and (iii) the Class Member provides a receipt or other reliable documentation showing out-of-pocket cost for the cleaning supplies or services.

(3) Cash Compensation for Property Damage: For out-of-pocket costs for cleaning supplies or services to remediate stains caused by 2011 Washable Colored Bubbles, Crayola will provide the cash value of such costs provided that: (i) the Class Member has a receipt or other reliable documentation for a 2011 Washable Colored Bubble product; (ii) the Class Member attests that the stain resulted from the 2011 Washable Colored Bubble product; and (iii) the Class Member provides a receipt or other reliable documentation showing out-of-pocket cost for the cleaning supplies or services.

Please visit the class action administrators web portal at http://www.crayola.com/2011bubblessettlement/