Did you purchase flexible polyurethane foam, foam products or carpet underlay made in Canada for personal, commercial, or manufacturing use between January 1, 1999 and January 10, 2012? If so, there is a good chance you over-paid for it.
A class action lawsuit was filed that alleged that the Defendant Manufacturers agreed to fix the price at which they sold Flexible Polyurethane Foam resulting in inflated prices for Canadian consumers and entities who bought Flexible Polyurethane Foam or Foam Products.
As a result, this lawsuit was settled with the $38 million in funds allotted for the benefit of all Canadians who bought flexible polyurethane foam, eligible foam products or carpet underlay made in Canada during this time.
A claim can be made for the purchase of flexible polyurethane foam made in Canada and for the purchase of the following eligible foam products, if made in Canada:
- Bed mattresses
- Upholstered office chairs
- Upholstered Armchairs
- Two-seat sofas
- Three-seat sofas and sectional sofas
- Carpet underlay
- Carpet pad
- Carpet cushion
If you (Individuals, households, businesses or government entities) purchased only a single/small quantity of Carpet Underlay or new Foam Products for personal/business use and not for commercial resale, you may submit a Simplified End Consumer Claim to qualify for a payment of $20 (subject to the volume of claims). This type of claim requires either a proof of purchase or a photograph of the tag of ONE Foam Product for which you are making a claim, which indicates that it is made in Canada.
If you (Individuals, households, businesses or government entities) purchased multiple or large volumes of Carpet Underlay or new Foam Products, you may submit an End Consumer Claim claiming more than $20. This type of claim requires a proof of purchase for each Foam Product or Carpet Underlay for which you are making a claim.
The entire thing is done online. All you have to do is fill out a simple form with your information and documentation. Once completed, you will receive a Claim ID number that you can later reference to check on the status of your claim, update your address if you move etc. You will also receive a confirmation email.
You have until February 6, 2018 to submit a claim.
It is estimated that payment cheques will be mailed out 8-12 months after the claims deadline.
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