Tre Milano said a California court has ordered online retail giant Amazon to send notice to more than 20,000 consumers who may have bought counterfeit versions of the InStyler rotating hair iron.


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Tre Milano obtains court order vs. Amazon

July 31st, 2012

CULVER CITY, Calif. – Tre Milano said a California court has ordered online retail giant Amazon to send notice to more than 20,000 consumers who may have bought counterfeit versions of the InStyler rotating hair iron.

Through the order issued by Los Angeles Superior Court, consumers will be informed of the heightened risk of product failure and personal injury associated with counterfeit consumer goods, InStyler maker Tre Milano said last week.

The court order, issued in late June, pertains to consumers who placed orders for the InStyler through certain merchants supplying goods through the "Fulfillment by Amazon" program, as well as certain third-party merchants using the Amazon.com site and certain orders placed directly with Amazon, according to Tre Milano.

"Based on court documents, our counsel calculates that the order will apply to more than 18,000 'Fulfillment by Amazon' and third-party sales and over 2,000 'direct' Amazon sales," Tre Milano chief executive officer David Richmond said in a statement.

Tre Milano said the order came as part of a lawsuit that it brought by against Amazon. The company claims that Amazon distributed counterfeit InStylers to customers even after it sent notices to the online retailer that the products weren't genuine. 

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