This excerpt taken from the LF 10-Q filed May 5, 2009.
Our growing strategic focus on web-based products and customer relationship management may not yield the returns we expect, and may limit the adoption of our products in some international markets.
Our efforts to build a marketing and sales model that relies more on linking directly to consumers through the Internet remains in its early stages and we cannot be sure whether we will realize our expected return on investment. Many of our current and planned key products, such as the Tag reading system, Leapster2 and its successors, and some of our upcoming learning toys, are built as web-enabled products designed to be connected to a computer that has Internet access in order to access content and features. As our strategy shifts to web-enabled products and consumer relationship management, any resistance by parents to buying childrens products requiring installation of software and connecting the product to a computer could have a more pronounced effect on our business. Also, launch or adoption of web-enabled products may be limited in regions where broadband Internet access is not widespread, such as in some international markets. If parents fail to sign up for the Learning Path or to use it at the rates we expect, or choose not to permit us to send them marketing e-mail, our investment in building, maintaining and improving our web-based services may not yield the return on our investment that we anticipate. See also System failures related to our web store or the websites that support our web-connected products could harm our business.