Telebrands has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that alleges some of the advertising and product labels for Pocket Hose were false and misleading, and that the Pocket Hose was defective. If you purchased the Pocket Hose in the United States between Nov. 6, 2009 and Jan. 30, 2014, you may be eligible for compensation from the class action settlement.
Class Members of the Pocket Hose settlement include all persons who purchased a Pocket Hose for personal use, and not for re-sale, from Nov. 6, 2009 until Jan. 30, 2014.
Up to $20 per Pocket Hose purchased.
- Class Members who return the Pocket Hose to the Settlement Administrator and provide a copy of the receipt memorializing the purchase of the products will receive $20 for each Pocket Hose purchased during the Class Period.
- Class Members who provide a copy of the receipt memorializing the purchase of the Pocket Hose, but who do not return the products to the Settlement Administrator will receive a total of $12 for each Pocket Hose purchased during the Class Period.
- Class Members who neither return the Pocket Hose nor provide a valid receipt, but who substantiate their claims through a submission of the Claim Form attesting to their purchase of the products under penalty of perjury may be eligible to receive a total of $6.
UPDATE: Payments from the Pocket Hose class action settlement appear to have been mailed in early May 2015. Several viewers have reported to Top Class Actions that they received checks worth $6 from the Pocket Hose settlement on or around May 11. There is no update on the Settlement Administrator site at this time confirming this.
Proof of Purchase
Not required. However, providing proof of purchase will increase the amount of benefits that you are entitled to receive from the class action settlement.
Claim Form Deadline
Alex Arreguin Jr. v. Telebrands, Case No. CIVRS1307798, in the Superior Court for the State of California, County of San Bernadino.
Plaintiff Alex Arreguin, Jr. filed the class action lawsuit against Telebrands, alleging that some of the advertising and product labels for the Pocket Hose contain unsubstantiated or misleading statements, and that the Pocket Hose is defective. Telebrands denies the allegations but has agreed to settle the class action lawsuit to avoid the cost and uncertainty of further litigation.
Pocket Hose Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 3967
Portland, OR 97208-3967
Gillian L. Wade
Sara D. Avila
MITCHELL SILVERBERG & KNUPP LLP
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Claim Form for this settlement requires you to enter your Social Security Number. We ALWAYS encourage our readers to protect their personal information by confirming with the Settlement Administrator and/or law firms handling a case to ensure that such information is required. We are NOT a law firm or Settlement Administrator and cannot advise you on if you should submit your SSN. Information on how to contact the Settlement Administrator and law firms for the Pocket Hose Class Action Settlement can be found at www.HoseSettlement.com.
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