Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., announce the commencement of the firm’s securities class action lawsuit against Kid Brands, Inc. ("Kid Brands" or the "Company") (NYSE: KID). The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Kid Brands between March 26, 2010 and March 15, 2011, inclusive (the “Class Period”). What You May Do If you are a Kid Brands shareholder and would like to discuss your legal rights and how this case might affect you and your right to recover for your economic loss, you may, without obligation or cost to you, e-mail or call KSF Managing Partner, Lewis Kahn ( firstname.lastname@example.org), toll free, 877-515-1850, or via cell phone any time at 504-301-7900, or KSF Director of Client Relations, Neil Rothstein, Esq. ( email@example.com), toll free at 877-694-9510, or via cell phone any time at 330-860-4092. If you wish to serve as a lead plaintiff in this class action by overseeing lead counsel with the goal of obtaining a fair and just resolution, you must request this position by application to the Court by May 23, 2011. Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. KSF encourages both institutional and individual purchasers of Kid Brands to contact the firm. The ultimate resolution of any securities class action is strengthened through the involvement of aggrieved shareholders and lead plaintiffs who have large financial interests. KSF also encourages anyone with information regarding Kid Brands' conduct during the period in question to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others. About the Lawsuit Kid Brands and certain of its officers and directors are charged with making a series of materially false and misleading statements related to the Company's business and operations in violation of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
On March 15, 2011, Kid Brands issued a release announcing the termination of two high-level executives at its LaJobi subsidiary and admitting to a violation of United States Customs laws. The release further explained:
|The Board’s investigation has found instances at LaJobi in which incorrect import duties were applied on certain wooden furniture imported from vendors in China, resulting in a violation of anti-dumping regulations. On the basis of the investigation, the Board concluded that there was misconduct involved on the part of certain LaJobi employees in connection with the incorrect payment of duties, including misidentifying the manufacturer and shipper of products. The ongoing investigation is also focusing on certain of LaJobi’s business and staffing practices in Asia ...|
|The Company currently estimates that it will incur costs of approximately $7 million relating to customs duty owed and may be assessed a penalty of up to 1x customs duty by U.S. Customs as well as possibly being subject to assessment for additional duties on other items.|