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Court Grants Final Approval to Vitamix Blender Settlement

On May 3, 2018, United States District Court Judge Susan J. Dlott entered an order granting final approval to a class action settlement negotiated by Goldenberg Schneider and its co-counsel on behalf of more than 5 million owners of Vitamix blenders.  The lawsuit alleged that the blenders contain a defect that causes them deposit tiny shards of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a Teflon-like substance, into foods during use.  Under the Settlement, owners of Vitamix household blenders who timely submit a claim will be eligible to choose between (1) a new, free replacement blade assembly that does not fleck (i.e., repair of his or her blender) or (2) a gift card valued at $70.00 to be used for the purchase of any Vita-Mix blender or container. Commercial blender owners who submit a claim will receive a new replacement blade assembly for each blender owned, with a maximum of two replacement blade assemblies per owner.

The case is Linneman v. Vita-Mix Corp., No 1:15-CV-00748 and is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

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