Peg Perego Ride On Toys
October 2015: A federal judge granted final approval of this settlement. Later that month, an appeal of this decision was filed, though the basis of the appeal has not yet been disclosed. (Hofmann v. Peg Perego U.S.A., Inc., Case No. 15-56626, 9th Cir.)
June 2015: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of this lawsuit. According to the settlement terms, class members may receive a children’s safety vest (worth $20) for each product purchased. In addition, the company agreed to donate $400,000 worth of children’s riding toys to various charities, including Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army. The company is also prohibited from making unqualified “Made in USA” or similar claims about the 38 children’s riding vehicles at issue in this case when the vehicles have been entirely or substantially made, manufactured, or produced outside of the United States. The final fairness hearing is scheduled for October 15, 2015. For more information, go to www.PegPeregoSettlement.com.
September 2014: A false advertising class-action lawsuit against Peg Perego U.S.A., Inc. for its marketing of many of its ride on toys was transferred to federal court. According to the complaint, which was originally filed in August 2014, the company deceptively labels several toy vehicles – including the John Deere Farm Power Brand 12 Volt Riding Vehicle, the Polaris Ranger, the IH Magnum Tracktor, the Polaris Outlaw, the John Deere Mini, the Power Scoop, and the John Deere Gator – as “Made in the USA” when parts of the vehicles are actually manufactured outside of the United States. (Hofmann et al v. Peg Perego U.S.A., Inc., Case No. 14-cv-02227, S. D. CA.).
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When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.