Pocket Hose settlement

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.

Who’s Eligible

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.

Potential Award

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.
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

6/20/2014

Case Name

Alex Arreguin Jr. v. Telebrands, Case No. CIVRS1307798, in the Superior Court for the State of California, County of San Bernadino.

Case Summary

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.

Final Hearing

8/14/2014

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Pocket Hose Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 3967
Portland, OR 97208-3967
1-866-446-4667

Class Counsel

Gillian L. Wade
Sara D. Avila
MILSTEIN ADELMAN

Defense Counsel

Jeffrey Richardson
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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31 Comments

  • Patricia April 3, 2014

    I will not put my Social Security number on a lawsuit on line claim form it is information that there is no reason for anyone to have unless they are hiring me.

    • Skip April 3, 2014

      I agree with you Patricia especially for the amount of the claim. I don’t see any reason why they need it for that amount of money. Although I did put my SS# on 2 online claims that gave $700 and $3500. I was a little hesitant at first but glad I did.

      • Dee April 6, 2014

        $700 and $3500? I need to be following you!

      • Walt April 14, 2014

        Which ones were those Skip?

    • Mimi May 6, 2014

      I agree too –thing is that will surely dismay many from applying thereby the company wins as
      it will be paying out way less. Smart on their part. It actually should be not allowed. I’m surprised the
      attorney that set this up would allow such a request.

      • Dana McAllister May 12, 2014

        It is completely legal to require TAX information for all payouts, plain and simple. It is INCOME and therefor taxable. They need your SSN or TAX ID to either send you IRS Form 1099 or to withhold INCOME TAX from the payout and pay it directly to the IRS. It is a well used tactic in this type of petty suit, to penalize the injured parties with the required TAXATION up front yet not repaying the TAXED price most paid. I paid $19.99 plus 9.8% sales tax in WA at Fred Myers for this hose, confusing it with a similar product. It failed and went to the recycler as Fred Myers would not refund the purchase after it was used.

  • Jay April 3, 2014

    Why are they asking for SSI number for a 20 dollar hose??

  • shell April 3, 2014

    I don’t see any reason to give out my ssn# for any claim and definitely not for lousy $6 bucks. What does that have to do with getting payment, I never had to put information on any other claims.

    • Patricia April 4, 2014

      They can hire me to audient the claim forms, no one would be denied who did file a timely form.

  • jonnyB April 4, 2014

    That is the most absurd thing an administrator site can every ask a person to fill out. I see a lawsuit against the administrators happening for this civil lawsuit. I wonder how the judge is going to react after hearing about this.

  • Hector Matoas April 4, 2014

    Hell, my credit is all screwed up anyway. They can have my SSN! Maybe they’ll actually fix it. If not, I can always dispute the charges. Chaching!!!

    • skeptic April 4, 2014

      send me your email dude

      • fraud watcher April 4, 2014

        hector don’t, he’s a fraud. you’/ll only get hurt again

  • dan April 4, 2014

    we all wear masks, metaphorically speaking.

  • J Cole April 4, 2014

    Straight up, now tell me do you really wanna love me forever
    Oh, oh, oh
    Or is it just a hit and run
    Work out for me, work out for me

  • moderator April 4, 2014

    comment is ok to posot

  • Hector Matoas April 4, 2014

    can we pleads eget back to the lawsui at hand

  • moderator April 4, 2014

    charls is alrigt

  • Hector M. Fan April 4, 2014

    busy thread tonight. good posts guys

  • Mary M April 5, 2014

    I don’t have a receipt, but they can have the pocket hose, so is they going to pay postage to mail to them the hose, I have two. If I mail them, than that going to take up what lil money they are claiming to pay out.
    Crazy!!!

  • kimberly brown April 5, 2014

    for ss# put 000-00-0000

  • Top Class Actions April 8, 2014

    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 http://www.HoseSettlement.com.

  • in the know April 8, 2014

    They don’t know what your social security number is. Make one up!

  • in the know April 8, 2014

    The administrator is doing to try to scare you. Make up a social

    867-5309

  • deanna April 23, 2014

    pocket hose sucks I got one in in nov it broke 2 weeks later it popped damn thing wish I would have saved it instead of tossing it

  • DMM May 16, 2014

    Surprisingly, I was able to squish 2 busted Pocket-Hoses into a USPS Flat Rate, padded envelope.

    Cost to ship = $5.70

    Supposedly, the settlement will pay out $20 for each hose returned. Hope it’s not a total waste of time/money (!)

  • Anonymous May 18, 2014

    I went to the website HoseSettlement.com where we were instructed to go to find out why we have to give our social security number – there’s no information about it anywhere on the website.

    It does say, “Questions? Contact the Settlement Administrator at (866) 446-4667 or questions@hosesettlement.com.”

    I called the number, went through every automated list of options in all the ways that could have possibly informed us about the SSI issue, and still there was nothing about it, nor any way to speak with a real human being. No way to reach an actual person to speak with. Shady.

  • Albert May 19, 2014

    I hope you had your receipts. This is a pretty classic case of the lawyers making a great deal where the sued doesn’t have to pay much but the lawyers fee. Why would you need your social security number and need to ship the broken hose back along with receipts unless it is the typical semi scam like duracell batteries. That settlement is $50,000,000 and the consumer payout is $330000. About 6 tenths of 1%. Nice

  • Just Reading June 12, 2014

    OK….So who is ready to initiate CLASS-ACTION against
    Telebrands Pocket Hose Settlement Administrator ????

    Plaintiff get a lot more $$$$ for their effort. So I think
    one of us should submit this one for review !

  • Steve June 15, 2014

    Gonna pass on this one. Just curious in anyone knows of any other good sites like this or does this site get all the big public lawsuit info that a person might need?

  • Gil Pendolino July 11, 2014

    Post add for The Hose That Grows: MONEY OUT OF POCKET HOSE

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