Health Canada tests MEGA Bloks for lead - Results: safe - MEGA Brands responds to Court ruling on injunction

    MONTREAL, Oct. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - In the wake of Health Canada notifying
MEGA Brands that they tested Mega Bloks for lead and found the product to be
safe, MEGA Brands, Inc. today made the following statement.

    "We are pleased that Health Canada tested Mega Bloks for lead and has
confirmed that the product is safe," said Marc Bertrand, President and CEO of
MEGA Brands. "The confusion that Protégez-Vous created has been put to rest.
There is nothing more important to MEGA Brands than the safety of our toys.
Parents deserve to have the facts when they are purchasing toys for their
families, and we have achieved our goal of making sure that they understand
that Mega Bloks are safe. We are pleased that Health Canada, the Canadian Toy
Association and Bureau Veritas have now all confirmed our company's commitment
to safety."
    Addressing today's ruling on the injunction that MEGA Brands sought
against Protégez-Vous, Bertrand stated, "While we did not get the legal result
we were looking for, we received something far more important - validation of
our company's commitment to safety. We will continue to monitor the situation
and want to make it clear that the door is not closed on us pursuing other
legal options."

    About MEGA Brands

    MEGA Brands is a trusted family of leading global brands in construction
toys, games & puzzles, arts & crafts and stationery. We offer engaging
creative experiences for children and families through innovative,
well-designed, affordable and high-quality products that deliver on our
Creativity to the Rescue promise. For more information, please visit
    The MEGA logo, Creativity to the Rescue, Mega Bloks, Rose Art, Magnetix
and Board Dudes are trademarks of MEGA Brands Inc. or its affiliates.

For further information:

For further information: on these and other safety measures taken by
MEGA: Harold Chizick, (514) 333-5555, ext. 2338,

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