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The Sharp Microwave Class Action Settlement Is Now Available

Sharp Microwave Class Action Settlement

A Sharp Microwave class action settlement is now available after the lawsuit was finalized, claiming that Sharp microwave drawer ovens were manufactured with a serious fire-risk defect with the potential to cause property damage.

Consumers allege that Sharp failed to issue a warning about such defect, stressing further that, “the Microwaves all contain a defect, described in detail infra, that makes them unreasonably dangerous, as they are susceptible to catching fire and unsuitable for their intended use.”

The defect manifested through an “arcing” from the appliance, which reportedly showed in sparks or flashes within the microwave drawer while in use and allegedly accompanied by buzzing noise or smoke.

Did you purchase a Sharp Microwave Drawer Oven and think that you are entitled to a settlement? Feel free to contact us today for help.

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The Settlement Details

Sharp has denied any wrongdoing but has agreed to settle the class action to avoid further litigation.

The settlement applies to consumers who purchased Sharp microwave drawer oven or were the first person to own a residential property in which one of the units was installed between January 1, 2009, and August 5, 2020.

Settlement reliefs are offered which includes extended warranties, cash benefits or vouchers, and reimbursements and are scheduled as follows:

  • Class Members can receive a warranty extension from one year to five years under the settlement. This covers only arcing events.
  • Reimbursement for labor costs of up to $150 for microwave repairs or inspections and up to $200 for repairs of adjacent cabinetry may be available to Class Members.
  • Class Members can choose between a replacement Sharp microwave drawer oven, a $250 cash payment, or a $500 voucher for use toward any Sharp-branded product.

Valid claims must be filed by May 7, 2021 (for those with a five-year Limited Extended Warranty that expires before January 7, 2021) or within two years of a documented arcing claim (for five-year Limited Extended Warranty that expires after January 7, 2021).

The deadline for exclusion or objection is November 17, 2020, and the final approval hearing is scheduled on January 7, 2021.

If you’re affected by the Sharp Microwave Drawer Oven lawsuit settlement, we’d love to hear from you.

Editor’s note on the Sharp Microwave Settlement:

This piece is written about the recent Sharp Microwave Settlement. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action lawsuit settlement, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

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