SOURCE: Law Offices of Robert H. Weiss, PLLC

May 01, 2008 12:25 ET

Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Missouri Against Baby Bottle Manufacturers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Yesterday, April 30, 2008, Rights For America attorneys, Robert H. Weiss and Stephen Murakami, along with two prominent Class Action law firms from Missouri (Scharnhorst Ast & Kennard, P.C.) and Kansas (The Hodges Law Firm), filed a billion dollar consumer class action lawsuit against the leading baby bottle manufacturers (Avent America, Evenflo, Gerber, Handi-Craft (Dr. Brown's) and Playtex) for their use of Bisphenol A in polycarbonate plastic baby bottles and toddler training cups. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri pursuant to Missouri Consumer Protection Laws on behalf of the infants and children of Missouri and the United States who were unknowingly exposed to BPA through their use of plastic baby bottles and training cups.

Robert Weiss filed the first such lawsuit last spring in California against the same baby bottle manufacturers. That case is pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court before Judge Victoria Chaney.

Bisphenol-A or "BPA" was originally examined in the 1930s for use as a synthetic estrogen however it is primarily used today in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics for its clear and shatterproof qualities. Studies have shown that BPA can activate estrogen receptors that lead to the same effects as the body's own estrogens. Exposure to BPA has been linked to lowered sperm count and infertile sperm in men, developmental toxicity, carcinogenic effects, and possible neurotoxicity. Infants are especially vulnerable and are believed to be at greater risk from the effects of BPA, which acts as a powerful hormone that can interfere with an infant's normal brain and sexual development.

Robert Weiss and Rights For America is committed to protecting our infants and will not stop until the infants of America are protected.

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