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Reckitt Benckiser LLC $3,275,000 Settlement

Reckitt Benckiser LLC has agreed to a $3,275,000 settlement in a class action lawsuit over its Woolite laundry detergent products. The lawsuit alleges that the company misrepresented the products' ability to renew and/or revive the color in clothing.

Reckitt Benckiser LLC $3,275,000 Settlement
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    $5.00 per product claimed
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    December 19, 2023
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
    $3,275,000
  • Final Approval:
    February 1, 2024
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TL;DR

Who Benefits?: All residents of California, New York, or Massachusetts who purchased Woolite laundry detergent with "Color Renew" and/or "revives colors" on the label during the specified class periods.

How much can I get?: Eligible claimants may receive an estimated cash payment of approximately $5.00 per product claimed, subject to the total number of valid claims submitted.


Important Dates

  • Deadline to Submit a Claim Form: December 19, 2023
  • Final Approval Hearing: February 1, 2024, 09:00 a.m.


Who Are the Settlement Class Members?

You are considered a Settlement Class Member and may benefit from the Settlement if you fall into one of the following categories:


  • California Class: All residents of California who purchased Woolite laundry detergent with "Color Renew" and/or "revives colors" from February 1, 2017, to May 1, 2023.
  • New York Class: All residents of New York who purchased Woolite laundry detergent with "Color Renew" and/or "revives colors" from February 22, 2018, to May 1, 2023.
  • Massachusetts Class: All residents of Massachusetts who purchased Woolite laundry detergent with "Color Renew" and/or "revives colors" from February 22, 2017, to May 1, 2023.


Exclusions to the Settlement Class include Reckitt, its affiliates, the presiding judge and their immediate families, and anyone who properly excludes themselves from the Settlement Class.


What Awards Can Class Members Claim?

Members of the Settlement Class who submit a timely and valid Claim Form can receive approximately $5.00 cash payment for each product that is claimed. Claimants can file for up to three bottles without proof of purchase. Claims for additional bottles require proof of purchase.


  • Without Proof of Purchase: Up to three bottles claimed
  • With Proof of Purchase: Additional bottles claimed


Products Included in the Settlement

The Settlement includes Woolite laundry detergent labeled with "Color Renew" and/or "revives colors." Woolite Delicates is not included.


Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Proof of purchase is required for claims of more than three bottles of the product.


How to Claim Your Award

To claim your award, you must submit a timely, valid Claim Form by December 19, 2023. Claim Forms can be submitted online at the official settlement website. You can also request a Claim Form by calling 1-855-338-1822 or writing to the Settlement Administrator.


Analysis of the Settlement Amount

The total Settlement Fund is $3,275,000. The actual cash payment amount per product may be more or less than the estimated $5.00. However, this will depend on the amount of valid claims received.


Why Is There a Class Action Settlement?

The Settlement resolves a lawsuit over allegations that Reckitt misrepresented the color-renewing capabilities of its Woolite laundry detergents. Reckitt denies the allegations but has agreed to the Settlement to avoid the uncertainties and expenses associated with ongoing litigation.

Case Facts

  • Case Number:
  • Filing Date:
  • Jurisdiction:
    U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • State:
    California
  • Court:
  • Plaintiff:
  • Defendant:
    Reckitt Benckiser LLC
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
  • Claims Admin:
    Woolite Color Renew Class Action c/o Epiq P.O. Box 4516 Portland, OR 97208-4516 1-855-338-1822 info@ColorRenewClassAction.com
  • Defendant Firm:
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