Ring Doorbell Battery Doesn’t Last Six to Twelve Months, Class Action Says
According to a recent class action lawsuit, Amazon Ring owners purchased the doorbell with the expectation that its battery would last six to twelve months. However, the battery only lasts roughly two months.
Maria Lopez & Alexis Brown v. Amazon.com, Inc.
Maria Lopez and Alexis Brown brought the class action complaint in a federal court in Illinois on December 25, alleging the defendant of fraud, breach of warranty, negligent misrepresentation, and violations of state consumer laws.
They allege that the Ring does not have the stated six to twelve-month battery life. Instead, the plaintiffs assert that the period given is the maximum duration, with little utilization, and in an ideal environment.
The Ring Battery Class Action Lawsuit contends that the majority of customers will not enjoy two months of regular usage from a fully charged battery when the product is experiencing accelerated battery depletion.
According to the plaintiffs, a fully charged battery can do between 750 and 1,000 events, which include pressing a button; motion triggers, such as leaves blowing in the breeze; recording; live monitoring; or speaking through the camera. According to reports, an average home may have approximately 50 motion triggers daily.
Meanwhile, the lawsuit says that the cold depletes the battery. According to the plaintiffs, the battery will not charge at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and will frequently fail below that temperature.
They assert that the Ring device’s solar charger is similarly defectively designed, with a high failure rate.
Amazon Ring Doorbell Drawbacks
The plaintiffs say that the battery recharge issue is inconvenient and unsafe. During the hours that the product is not mounted on the wall to recharge its battery, the Ring Battery Class Action Lawsuit alleges, a user’s home is exposed to the very circumstances for which they purchased the product — being unable to monitor who is at or near their door.
They claim that the Ring is marketed at a premium to similar products: from $60 to $300 per unit, plus $75 for the solar charger. According to the lawsuit, they should not have spent that much and would not have if the product’s features had been represented correctly.
The plaintiffs seek to represent a class of individuals who purchased a Ring doorbell in Illinois, as well as those who purchased one in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, Rhode Island, North Dakota, Texas, New Hampshire, South Dakota, or Oklahoma. They are seeking class certification, an injunction, damages, attorney’s fees, and costs, as well as a jury trial.
Editor’s Note on Ring Battery Class Action Lawsuit:
This article is written to inform you of a class action lawsuit against Amazon for allegedly misrepresenting its Ring doorbell product battery to last from six to twelve months when it only runs for two. We also recommend you the Ring Data Breach Case.
Case Name & No.: Maria Lopez et al., v. Amazon.com, Inc., Case No. 2:21-cv-02317-CSB-EIL
Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois Urbana Division
Allegations: Amazon allegedly misrepresented its Ring doorbell product
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