SOURCE: The Law Firm of Robert H. Weiss

May 12, 2008 16:44 ET

The Law Firm of Robert H. Weiss Announces Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Kansas Against Baby Bottle Manufacturers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - On May 1, 2008, Rights For America attorneys, Robert H. Weiss and Stephen Murakami, along with two prominent Class Action Law Firms, Scharnhorst Ast & Kennard, P.C. and The Hodges Law Firm, filed a billion dollar class action lawsuit against the top five 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 has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas pursuant to Kansas Consumer Protection Laws on behalf of persons living in Kansas who purchased polycarbonate plastic baby bottles, bottle liners and training cups containing the chemical Bisphenol-A.

This is the third Class Action lawsuit which has been filed by Robert Weiss. Mr. Weiss filed the first such lawsuit last spring in California against the same baby bottle manufacturers and the lawsuit is presently active in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County before Judge Chaney. The second lawsuit was filed on April 30, 2008 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Bisphenol-A or BPA was developed in the 1930s as a synthetic estrogen, but it is used mostly today in polycarbonate plastic as it can make plastic shatterproof. 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 a 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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