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Thursday, October 22, 2009

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CCFC Victory: Disney Offers Refunds on Baby Einstein Videos

CCFC’s ongoing campaign to stop the false and deceptive marketing of baby videos has had an important success. We’ve persuaded the Walt Disney Company to offer a full refund to anyone who purchased a Baby Einstein DVD in the last five years. The refund is only available for a limited time, so please help us spread the word now.

As a result of our 2006 Federal Trade Commission complaint, Disney stopped claiming that Baby Einstein videos were educational for infants, but the company made no move to compensate parents who purchased them.

We thought parents deserved better. So, with help from CCFC members like you, we kept the pressure on until Disney agreed to reimburse Baby Einstein customers.

The refund offer is a wonderful victory for families and anyone who cares about children. Recent research shows that screen time is not educational for babies. Now parents who purchased Baby Einstein DVDs, mistakenly believing the videos would make their babies smarter, can recoup their money.

You can help by spreading the word. Letting friends and family members know about the refund will help parents get their money back – it’s also the perfect way to start a conversation about babies, marketing, and screen media. After all, a screen-free babyhood is a critical component of a commercial-free childhood.

For information about how to obtain a Baby Einstein refund , visit
http://www.commercialexploitation.com/pressreleases/babyeinsteinrefund.html

To read CCFC’s Federal Trade Commission complaint, visithttp://www.commercialexploitation.com/pressreleases/babyeinsteinrefund.html .

2 comments:

Kristy said...

When I click on the link attached, in order to get a refund on DVD's, it takes me to Baby Einstein's website all right, but tells me I am "looking for a page that doesn't exist". Can you help me with this? Try the link yourself and see if it works first.
Thanks for all your work and AWESOME website!

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