Who is a Class Member
The Black & Decker, Farberware Small Kitchen Appliances class action settlement includes “all Persons who purchased one or more Covered Products between February 5, 2014 and October 19, 2018.”
Covered Products are Black & Decker branded air fryers, blenders, can openers, coffee grinders, coffee makers, electric knives, food processors, grills, irons, juicers, kettles, mixers, quesadilla makers, rice cookers, skillets and other surface cookers, slow cookers, toasters, toaster ovens, and waffles; and Farberware branded coffee urns and percolators, food processors, and toaster ovens.
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- Up to $4
Settlement Class members who submit a timely and complete claim form will be entitled to receive a partial refund of up to $4, depending on the number of approved claims.
Proof of Purchase
Black & Decker, Farberware Small Kitchen Appliances Settlement Notes
- Liptai v. Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., et al.
- Case No. 2018CV000321
- Pending in Dane County Circuit Court, State of Wisconsin
In February 2018, plaintiff Steven Liptai filed this class action lawsuit alleging that Spectrum Brand Holdings acquired a license to use the brand name “Black & Decker” on certain small kitchen appliances, including coffemakers, and falsely represented to consumers that the products were genuine Black & Decker or Farberware products. Additionally, the complaint asserts SBH failed to tell consumers that SBH and not Black & Decker that manufacturers and warrants the appliances. Furthermore, Liptai contends that the coffeemakers do not perform as advertised, providing substantially less than 8-fluid ounces per cup.
“Settlement Class Representative further alleged that “Defendants uniformly advertise and market [coffeemakers] in terms of “cup” capacity of the carafe” but the coffeemakers “provide substantially less than 8-fluid ounces per “cup.”
Specifically, the class action says that had plaintiffs known they were not actually purchasing genuine Black & Decker or Farberware products, they would not have bought the appliances.
SBH denies the allegations but agreed to a settlement to avoid the time and expense associated with further litigation. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Black & Decker/Farberware Small Kitchen Appliance settlement website.
Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the Black & Decker, Farberware Small Kitchen Appliances settlement must do so by January 14, 2019. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before February 28, 2019.
- 2/28/19: Claim Form Deadline
- 1/14/19: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
- 3/22/19: Final Hearing at 8:30 am PT* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).
*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check the settlement website at www.LiptaiClassSettlement.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.
- Mail: Liptai Settlement Claims Administrator, Digital Settlement Group LLC, 8001 Broadway, Suite 200, Merrillville, IN 46410
- Phone: 1-877-342-0827
- Email: info@LiptaiClassSettlement.com
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