I got this via email today as I ordered the item online -- apparently I can get money back by sending the hose back... except that I threw it in the trash over 2 years ago. So if you ever see that guy from Home Improvement on TV going on and on about how great the pocket hose is, you will get "hosed" alright...
POCKET HOSE SETTLEMENT LONG FORM NOTICE
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY BERGEN COUNTY DOCKET NO. L-4378-16
If You Purchased Pocket Hose Products, You Could Receive a Cash Payment as Part of a Proposed Class Action Settlement
A court has authorized this Notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
A Proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit claims that Telebrands Corporation ("Telebrands") made false and misleading statements in connection with the marketing and sale of the certain "Pocket Hose" models of expandable garden hoses, and that the products are defective. Telebrand's denies these claims.
You are a Class Member if you purchased any of the following Pocket Hose" models of expandable garden hoses, including: (i) "Pocket Top Brass II", (ii) "Pocket Hose Top Brass", (iii) "Pocket Hose Dura Rib II", (iv) "Pocket Hose Dura Rib", (v) "Pocket Hose Ultra", and (vi) the "Pocket Hose" products (the "Class Products") between January 31, 2014 and November 4, 2016.
The Settlement provides cash payments to Class Members between $7.00 and $50.00.
Please read this Notice carefully and in its entirety.
Your rights may be affected by the Proposed Settlement of this Lawsuit, and you have a choice to make now about how to act:
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT
WHAT IS THIS?
A Proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Telebrands made false and misleading statements in connection with the marketing and sale of the certain "Pocket Hose" models of expandable garden hoses.
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM POSTMARKED BY FEBRUARY 10, 2017
This is the only way to receive the Settlement Benefit of a full refund. By submitting a claim, you will give up any rights to sue Telebrands separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASS BY FEBRUARY 20, 2017
If you opt out of the Proposed Settlement, you will not be eligible to receive the Settlement Benefits, but you will keep your right to sue Telebrands about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.
OBJECT OR COMMENT BY FEBRUARY 20, 2017
You may write to the Court about why you do, or do not, like the Proposed Settlement. You must remain in the class to comment in support of or in opposition to the Proposed Settlement.
APPEAR IN THE LAWSUIT
You may ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Proposed.
OR ATTEND A HEARING ON MARCH 3, 2017
Settlement. You may enter your appearance in Court through an attorney at your own expense if you so desire.
If you do nothing, you will receive no Settlement Benefits. You also give up your right to sue Telebrands on your own regarding any claims that are part of the Proposed Settlement.
• These rights and options, and the deadlines to exercise them, are further explained in this Notice.
• The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Proposed Settlement. The Settlement Benefits will be made available if the Court approves the Proposed Settlement and after any appeals are resolved.
• If you have any questions, please read on and visit www.pockethosesettlement.com