NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 8 that his office has obtained seven settlements with online third-party sellers that allegedly used Amazon to sell prohibited toy guns to New Yorkers.
The defendants are Halloweencostumes.com (fun.com), Holy Monkey (Kids Army), Dentt Inc. (Hammond Toy & Hobby), GL2 LLC (Always Brilliant), Chevere International Corp (Five Big Stars), Fatherland Shop (Jubilee Enterprises) and Costume Hub.
“We have seen all too often the tragic consequences that can arise when toy guns are mistaken for real ones,” Schneiderman said. “The toy gun law exists to protect New York’s children and our brave law enforcement officers, and we will continue our commitment to enforcing this law and holding accountable any retailers who violate it.”
Schneiderman’s office collected $44,000 in penalties from the six of the seven companies. Five Big Stars will pay $300, Costume Hub $1,900, Hammond Toy & Hobby $20,000, Jubilee Enterprises $12,000, Always Brilliant $300, fun.com $5,400 and Kids Army $4,194.
Handling the case for New York was assistant attorney general Benjamin Bruce, assisted by senior consumer frauds representative Emily Brightman, both of the Rochester Regional Office.