UPDATE: The Sharp Microwave Drawer Oven Class Action Settlement was granted final approval on January 7, 2021. Let Top Class Actions know when you receive a check in the comments section below or over on our Facebook page. Please note that claims will more than likely not be paid until after the claim deadline passes.
Sharp microwave drawer oven owners may be eligible for $250 cash or a $500 voucher from a settlement resolving claims that the appliances contained a malfunctioning defect.
The settlement benefits individuals who purchased Sharp microwave drawer ovens or were the first person to own a residential property in which one of the units was installed between Jan. 1, 2009 and Aug. 5, 2020.
Plaintiffs in the Sharp microwave drawer oven class action lawsuit claimed their appliances were manufactured with a serious fire-risk defect that could cause property damage. Allegedly, Sharp failed to warn consumers about this defect.
“The Microwaves all contain a defect, described in detail infra, that makes them unreasonably dangerous, as they are susceptible to catching fire, and unsuitable for their intended use,” one Sharp class action lawsuit contends.
When the Sharp microwave defect manifested, consumers could allegedly see “arcing” from the appliance. This is reportedly evidenced by sparks or flashes seen within the microwave drawer while in use. A buzzing noise or smoke could allegedly be accompanied by these flashes or sparks.
Sharp has not admitted any wrongdoing but has agreed to resolve the claims against them in a settlement deal.
There are several options for relief under the Sharp microwave drawer oven class action settlement, including extended warranties, cash benefits or vouchers, and reimbursements.
Class Members can choose between a replacement Sharp microwave drawer oven, a $250 cash payment or a $500 voucher for use towards any Sharp-branded product.
On top of these benefits, claimants can recover reimbursement for labor costs of up to $150 for microwave repairs or inspections and up to $200 for repairs of adjacent cabinetry may be available to Class Members.
Additionally, Class Members can receive a warranty extension from one year to five years under the settlement. This covers only arcing events.
In order to benefit from the settlement, Class Members must file a valid claim form by May 7, 2021 (for Class Members whose five-year Limited Extended Warranty expires before Jan. 7, 2021) or within two years of a documented arcing claim (for Class Members whose five-year Limited Extended Warranty expires after Jan. 7, 2021).
The deadline for exclusion or objection is Nov. 17, 2020. The final approval hearing for the settlement is Jan. 7, 2021.
Individuals who purchased Sharp microwave drawer oven or were the first person to own a residential property in which one of the units was installed between Jan. 1, 2009 and Aug. 5, 2020.
Extended warranties, cash benefits, vouchers, and reimbursements.
- Class Members can receive a warranty extension from one year to five years under the settlement. This covers only arcing events.
- Reimbursement for labor costs of up to $150 for microwave repairs or inspections and up to $200 for repairs of adjacent cabinetry may be available to Class Members.
- Class Members can choose between a replacement Sharp microwave drawer oven, a $250 cash payment or a $500 voucher for use toward any Sharp-branded product.
Proof of Purchase
Receipts for repairs.
NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.
Claim Form Deadline
Hamm v. Sharp Electronics Corporation, Case No. 5:19-cv-00488-JSM-PRL, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; Brown, et al. v. Sharp Electronics Corporation, Case No. 3:19-cv-00371-JD, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; Lammey v. Sharp Electronics Corporation, Case No. 3:19-cv-00048-CAR, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; and James, et al. v. Sharp Electronics Corporation, Case No. 2:19-cv-03246-SDM-EPD, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Sharp Electronics Corp.
Attn: Drawer Claims
c/o Rust Consulting
4050 S Mendenhall Rd
Memphis, TN 38115
For questions regarding a claim form that has already been submitted, contact Sharp directly:
GREG COLEMAN LAW P.C.
WHITFIELD BRYSON LLP
TYCKO & ZAVAREEI LLP
Brian E. O’Donnell
Curtis M. Plaza
Jeffrey M. Beyer
RIKER DANZIG SCHERER HYLAND & PERRETTI LLP
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