Lawnmower Class Action Lawsuit: False Advertising re Horsepower
Residents of the United States and Puerto Rico may participate in a class action settlement over the false advertisement of horsepower for some lawnmowers.
Mowers purchased from 1994 to April 12, 2010 with engines capable of up to 30 horsepower are eligible for some cash back and potentially an extended warranty.
Owners may receive up to $35 for walk-behind mowers and up to $75 for riding mowers.
Manufacturers in Lawnmower Class Action Settlement
The lawsuit was filed in Wisconsin against Sears and many lawnmower manufacturers, alleging that the company sold mowers with claims of higher horsepower than they actually produced.
Lawnmowers by the following manufacturers are eligible if their engines were made by:
- Briggs & Stratton
Or if the entire lawnmower was manufactured by:
- John Deere
Also included are the following brands: Bolens, Brute, Craftsman, Cub Cadet, Exmark, Lawn-Boy, Murray, Poulan, Poulan PRO, Sabre, Scotts, Simplicity, Snapper, Troy Bilt, Weed Eater, White Outdoor, Yard Machines and Yard-Man.
Fine Print of Lawnmower Class Action Settlement
Mowers are only eligible if they were purchased for home use and owners must provide identification numbers printed on the mower and the engine.
Owners have until the end of August to file a claim on the Lawnmower Class Action Settlement website. A final approval hearing of the settlement is set for June 22, and upon its approval, owners have 1 year to redeem warranty benefits.