Fla. AG Sues Makers of Vick Chew Toy, Caylee Doll

Profits did not go to charity as promised
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2009 3:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – Florida’s attorney general filed suit today against the firm that has shown astoundingly poor taste in two merchandise items: a Michael Vick dog chew toy and Caylee Anthony doll, Reuters reports. Showbiz Promotions said profits from both would go to animal shelters and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, but allegedly donated only $10 to the missing kids group and none to shelters.

“Any company that intentionally misleads innocent consumers to believe they are contributing to worthy charitable causes is absolutely reprehensible,” AG Bill McCollum said. “It is disgusting that a company would exploit a tragic situation for personal gain.” (Read more Caylee Anthony stories.)