LG Electronics has reached a class action lawsuit settlement over allegations it sold defective LG and Kenmore-branded French Door Refrigerators that failed to shut off the interior light when the doors were closed. As a result, consumers can receive several settlement benefits if they have ever owned one of these defective refrigerators.
The LG Electronics settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit, entitled Connie McLennan v. LG Electronics USA, Inc., that alleges the interior lights on some of its LG and Kenmore refrigerator models remain on when the refrigerator doors are closed, resulting in overheating, food spoilage, melted plastic, and even fire. LG Electronics denies any wrongdoing, but has agreed to resolve the litigation through a class action lawsuit settlement.
Class Members of the LG Refrigerator class action settlement include U.S. residents who currently own or owned one or more of the LG or Kenmore French Door Refrigerators with a model number listed on page 1 of the class action settlement notice.
Under the LG, Kenmore refrigerator settlement, Class Members can receive a 200% cash reimbursement for any money they paid for parts and labor to fix their defective refrigerator if they can provide sufficient proof, such as a copy of a repair receipt. Class Members will also receive an extension of the manufacturer's limited warranty if they need to repair their refrigerator because its interior light remains on when the door is closed for the next 10 years.
To receive your cash reimbursement from the LG, Kenmore refrigerator class action settlement, you must submit a claim form and proof of repair to the Settlement Administrator no later than November 7, 2012.
Claim forms and more information on your rights in the Kenmore, LG French Door Refrigerator Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at www.McLennanSettlement.com.
Updated July 23rd, 2012
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