Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lawn Mower Class Action

If you purchased a lawn mower with a gas engine up to 30 horsepower, you could receive benefits from a class action settlement. At least that is what a post card said that I received in the mail this week.

Seriously though, I have already filed my claim. You will recall that I am an active participant in class action settlements. This one seems like a pretty good deal. The settlement applies to all purchases of gas mowers up to 30 horsepower made between January 1, 1994 and April 12, 2010. That could be about 90% of the people who read this blog.

The lawsuit alleges that the defendants, nearly every lawn mower manufacturer in the country, sold mowers with false or misleading horsepower ratings. It has nothing to do with the safety of the machines. Depending on what type of lawnmower you purchased, you can receive up to $35 for a push mower and $75 for a riding mower. You can also receive an extended warranty. The claim must be filed by August 31, 2010.

You can file your claim online at LawnMowerClass.com. To file your claim you will need to know your lawnmower brand and model number along with the engine brand and engine model number. That information will be found on your lawnmower or you can look it up right from the website. You don't need to know when or where you bought the lawnmower, how much you paid for it, or anything else. It took me about 5 minutes.

Then you just wait for that sweet cash to roll in, big spender.


Michael W. Huseman said...

Please note that you can file multiple claims if you bought multiple mowers during that time period.

Cynthia said...

$10.19, eh? What will you do with the money?