Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why was the Notice issued?
  2. Why did I receive the Notice?
  3. What is the lawsuit about?
  4. Why is this a class action?
  5. Why is there a Settlement?
  6. Who is included in the Settlement?
  7. How do I know if I am a Class Member?
  8. Who isn't included in the Settlement Class?
  9. What benefits does the Settlement provide?
  10. Tell me more about the Dryer cleaning service.
  11. Tell me more about the cash rebate for new appliances.
  12. Tell me more about the new products program at Electrolux's Direct-to-Consumer website.
  13. Tell me more about the reimbursement for past or future Dryer fires.
  14. How many benefits can I receive?
  15. How do I get a cash rebate to help purchase a new dryer or appliance?
  16. How do I get an online code for new products from Electrolux's Direct-to-Consumer website?
  17. How do I get the Dryer cleaning service?
  18. I had a fire in my Dryer, how do I get cash reimbursement?
  19. I have not had a fire in my Dryer, how do I get a future cash reimbursement?
  20. What rights am I giving up to get benefits and stay in the Settlement Class?
  21. What are the Released Claims?
  22. Do I have a lawyer in this case?
  23. How will these lawyers be paid?
  24. How do I get out of the Settlement?
  25. If I exclude myself, can I still get benefits from this Settlement?
  26. If I don't exclude myself, can I sue Electrolux for the same claims later?
  27. How do I tell the Court if I don't like the Settlement?
  28. What is the difference between objecting and asking to be excluded from the Settlement?
  29. When and where will the Court decide whether to approve the Settlement?
  30. Do I have to come to the hearing?
  31. May I speak at the hearing?
  32. What happens if I don't do anything?
  33. How do I get more information?

1. Why was the Notice issued?

A federal court authorized the Notice because you have a right to know about the proposed Settlement of this class action lawsuit and about all of your options, before it decides whether to approve the Settlement. The Notice explains the lawsuit, the Settlement, your legal rights, what benefits are available, and who may qualify for them. A copy of the Notice can be viewed by clicking here.

Judge Christina A. Snyder of the United States District Court for the Central District of California is overseeing this class action and the Settlement. The case is known as Shawn Roberts et al. v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Case No. SACV12-1644-CAS(VBKx). The people who sued are called the Plaintiffs and the company they sued, Electrolux Home Products, Inc., is called the Defendant.

2. Why did I receive the Notice?

You received the Notice because Electrolux's records indicate that you may have purchased or be the current owner of a freestanding clothes dryer—sold under one of the following brands: Frigidaire, White Westinghouse, Kelvinator, Gibson, Tappan, Crosley or Kenmore —that was manufactured by Electrolux in Webster City, Iowa, between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2011. These clothes dryers are referred to as the "Dryers" throughout this Notice.

3. What is the lawsuit about?

The lawsuit claims that the Dryers contain defects that can cause them to catch on fire due to a buildup of lint inside them. The lawsuit further claims that Electrolux breached warranties, was negligent, violated various state consumer protection statutes and unlawfully profited from the sale of the Dryers.

Electrolux denies that there is any defect in its Dryers or that the Dryers pose any unreasonable fire hazard to consumers. Electrolux also denies that it violated any law or engaged in any wrongdoing.

The Settlement does not include, nor does it require you to release any claims you may have against Electrolux for personal injury or property damage other than to the Dryer, itself.

4. Why is this a class action?

In a class action, one or more people called "Class Representatives" (in this case, Shannon Carty, Stephen Gavic, Matthew Downs, Michelle McGowan, and Tammie Humphrey) sue for all people who have similar claims. Together, these people are called a "Settlement Class" or "Class Members." One court resolves the legal issues for all Class Members, except for those who exclude themselves from the Settlement Class.

5. Why is there a Settlement?

The Court did not decide which side was right or whether the Dryers are defective or dangerous. Instead, both sides agreed to a Settlement to avoid the costs and risks of further litigation and provide benefits to Class Members. The Settlement does not mean that a Court found that Electrolux broke any laws or did anything wrong. The Class Representatives and the lawyers representing them (called "Class Counsel") believe that the Settlement is in the best interests of all Class Members.

6. Who is included in the Settlement?

The Settlement Class includes all persons in the United States who purchased or currently own a new Frigidaire, White Westinghouse, Kelvinator, Gibson, Tappan, Crosley or Kenmore brand ball-hitch freestanding clothes dryer manufactured by Electrolux between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2011 (Class Members). The Settlement also includes two Settlement Subclasses that consist of Class Members who (1) have experiences a Dryer fire ("Past Dryer Fire Subclass Members"), and (2) experience a Dryer fire in the future ("Future Dryer Fire Subclass Members").

7. How do I know if I am a Class Member?

To determine if you are a Class Member, you need to verify whether your clothes dryer is covered by this Settlement. You can do this by looking at (1) your dryer's serial number, (2) the inside drum of your dryer, or (3) the date code located at the back of your dryer.

  1. Serial Number Identification: Dryers covered by this Settlement have serial numbers that begin with the letters "XD" followed by the number 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. The number located in the third character position stands for the year. For example, a dryer with a serial number beginning with XD6, indicates that it is a freestanding dryer that was manufactured in 2006. This dryer would be included in the Settlement making you a Class Member.
  2. Inside Drum Identification: Frigidaire, White Westinghouse, Kelvinator, Gibson, Tappan, Crosley or Kenmore brand ball-hitch freestanding clothes dryers manufactured by Electrolux included in this Settlement have an inside dryer drum that looks like this:

Inside Dryer Drum

  1. Date Code on Back of Dryer: Dryers covered by this Settlement have a date code located on the back of them that states the month and year of manufacture.

8. Who isn't included in the Settlement Class?

The following are not included in the Settlement Class: (1) officers, directors, and employees of Electrolux and its parents and subsidiaries; (2) insurers of Settlement Class Members; (3) subrogees (someone who has assumed the rights of another person) or all entities claim to be subrogated to the rights of a Dryer purchaser, a Dryer owner, or a Settlement Class Members; and (4) issuers or providers of extended Dryer warranties or service contracts.

9. What benefits does the Settlement provide?

The Settlement provides qualifying Class Members with a free dryer cleaning service for eligible Dryers, a cash rebate or online voucher code worth up to $350 off the purchase of a new Frigidaire- or Electrolux-brand home appliance or product, and up to $1,300 for out-of-pocket expenses due to a fire in a Dryer. Electrolux will not cap or limit any of the benefits available to Class Members pursuant to this Settlement.

In addition, Electrolux has agreed to send a safety notice to identifiable Class Members informing them that lint can build up inside the Dryers, and that the Dryers should be cleaned by an authorized service professional at least every 18 months. Electrolux will also publish this safety notice to its website, www.ElectroluxAppliances.com, and the safety notice is available by clicking here.

10. Tell me more about the Dryer cleaning service.

If you experienced a qualifying performance problem—overheating, burning, or scorching of laundry loads, longer than normal dryer cycle times, abnormal lint buildup behind the rear of the clothes drum inside your dryer, sparking of an electric dryer model's heating element, burned or scorched lint inside the dryer, or saw smoke or smelled a burning odor coming from your Dryer—during the first five years of purchase and your Dryer is less than 10 years old as of March 9, 2012, you may receive a free cleaning service for your Dryer from an Electrolux authorized service technician.

Electrolux will cover the cost of one hour of cleaning the interior of the Dryer cabinet, the transition duct, and the permanent vent. Electrolux will not pay for the cost of repairs or parts, but you will not be required to make any repairs or replace any parts in your dryer, either.

11. Tell me more about the cash rebate for new appliances.

Electrolux will provide a maximum of $350 off the purchase of a new Frigidaire or Electrolux brand clothes dryer or select Frigidaire or Electrolux home appliance. Class Members may receive one rebate for each Dryer owned. A 10% cash rebate will be provided for a new Frigidaire brand appliance and a 20% cash rebate will be provided for a new Electrolux brand appliance. Rebates may be used in addition to any other promotional offer or discount. For example, if a retailer is offering an eligible Frigidaire or Electrolux model at a discounted sale price, you can get the discounted sales price and the cash rebate from Electrolux.

You can receive a rebate on the following select Frigidaire- or Electrolux- brand home appliances:

Brand Product Color SKU
Frigidaire Self-Clean Electric Range Stainless BKEF3048LS
Frigidaire Professional  Dual Fuel Slide-In Range Smudge proof Stainless CPDS3085PF
Frigidaire Professional  Self Clean Electric Range Smudge proof Stainless CPEF3081MF
Frigidaire Professional  Electric Slide-In Range Smudge proof Stainless CPES3085PF
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Electric Range Smudge proof Stainless DGEF3041KF
Frigidaire Gallery 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless DGHF2360PF
Electrolux Icon 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator Stainless E23BC68JPS
Electrolux Icon 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator Stainless E23BC78IPS
Electrolux Icon 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Side by Side Refrigerator Stainless E23CS78HPS
Electrolux Icon  30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless E30EW75GPS
Electrolux Icon  30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless E30EW75PPS
Electrolux Icon  30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless E30EW7CGPS
Electrolux Icon  30" Electric Wall Oven – Double Stainless E30EW85GPS
Electrolux Icon  30" Electric Wall Oven – Double Stainless E30EW8CGPS
Electrolux Icon  Freezer Duo [Matches All Refrigerator Duo] Stainless E32AF75JPS
Electrolux Icon  Freezer Duo [Matches All Refrigerator Duo] Stainless E32AR75JPS
Electrolux 23 c. ft. Counter Depth 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI23BC30KS
Electrolux 23 c. ft. Counter Depth 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI23BC35KS
Electrolux 23 c. ft. Counter Depth 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI23BC60KS
Electrolux 23 c. ft. Counter Depth 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI23BC65KS
Electrolux 23 c. ft. Counter Depth 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI23BC80KS
Electrolux 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Side by Side Refrigerator Stainless EI23CS35KS
Electrolux 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Side by Side Refrigerator Stainless EI23CS65KS
Electrolux 27 c. ft. 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI27BS16JS
Electrolux 27 c. ft. 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI27BS26JS
Electrolux 27" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI27EW35JS
Electrolux 27" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI27EW35PS
Electrolux 27" Electric Wall Oven – Double Stainless EI27EW45JS
Electrolux 27" Electric Wall Oven - Double Stainless EI27EW45PS
Electrolux 28 c. ft. 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI28BS65KS
Electrolux 28 c. ft. 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI28BS80KS
Electrolux Dual Fuel Slide-In Range Stainless EI30DS55JS
Electrolux Self-Clean Electric Range Stainless EI30EF35JS
Electrolux Electric Slide-In Range Stainless EI30ES55JS
Electrolux Electric Slide-In Range Stainless EI30ES55PS
Electrolux 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI30EW35JS
Electrolux 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EI30EW35PS
Electrolux 30" Electric Wall Oven – Double Stainless EI30EW45JS
Electrolux 30" Electric Wall Oven – Double Stainless EI30EW45PS
Electrolux Self-Clean Gas Range Stainless EI30GF35JS
Electrolux Gas Slide-In Range Stainless EI30GS55JS
Electrolux Gas Slide-In Range Stainless EI30GS55PS
Electrolux Self-Clean Electric Range Stainless EI30IF40LS
Electrolux Freezer Duo [Matches All Refrigerator Duo] Stainless EI32AF65JS
Electrolux Freezer Duo [Matches All Refrigerator Duo] Stainless EI32AR65JS
Electrolux Dryer White EIED50LIW
Electrolux Dryer White EIGD50LIW
Electrolux Dryer White EIMED55IIW
Electrolux Dryer Black EIMED55IMB
Electrolux Dryer White EIMED60JIW
Electrolux Dryer Titanium EIMED60LT
Electrolux Dryer White EIMGD55IIW
Electrolux Dryer Black EIMGD55IMB
Electrolux Dryer White EIMGD60JIW
Electrolux Dryer Titanium EIMGD60LT
Electrolux 23 c. ft. Counter Depth 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EW23BC85KS
Electrolux 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Side by Side Refrigerator Stainless EW23CS85KS
Electrolux 27" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EW27EW55GS
Electrolux 27" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EW27EW55PS
Electrolux 27" Electric Wall Oven – Double Stainless EW27EW65GS
Electrolux 27" Electric Wall Oven – Double Stainless EW27EW65PS
Electrolux 28 c. ft. 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EW28BS85KS
Electrolux Dual Fuel Slide-In Range Stainless EW30DS65GS
Electrolux Dual Fuel Slide-In Range Stainless EW30DS75KS
Electrolux Dual Fuel Slide-In Range Stainless EW30DS75PS
Electrolux Electric Slide-In Range Stainless EW30ES65GS
Electrolux Electric Slide-In Range Stainless EW30ES75PS
Electrolux 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EW30EW55GS
Electrolux 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EW30EW55PS
Electrolux 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless EW30EW5CGS
Electrolux 30" Electric Wall Oven – Double Stainless EW30EW65GS
Electrolux 30" Electric Wall Oven – Double Stainless EW30EW65PS
Electrolux 30" Electric Wall Oven – Double Stainless EW30EW6CGS
Electrolux Gas Slide-In Range Stainless EW30GS65GS
Electrolux Gas Slide-In Range Stainless EW30GS75KS
Electrolux Gas Slide-In Range Stainless EW30GS75PS
Electrolux Electric Slide-In Range Stainless EW30IS65JS
Electrolux Electric Slide-In Range Stainless EW30IS80PS
Electrolux Electric Slide-In Range Stainless EW30IS8CPS
Electrolux Dryer White EWMED70JIW
Electrolux Dryer Stainless EWMED70JSS
Electrolux Dryer White EWMGD70JIW
Electrolux Dryer Stainless EWMGD70JSS
Frigidaire Commercial 20 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer Black FCFS201LFB
Frigidaire Commercial 20 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer Black FCGM201RFB
Frigidaire Commercial 20 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer Black FCRS201RFB
Frigidaire Self-Clean Electric Range Black FFEF3018LB
Frigidaire Self-Clean Electric Range Sliver Mist FFEF3018LM
Frigidaire Self-Clean Electric Range Bisque FFEF3018LQ
Frigidaire Self-Clean Electric Range Stainless FFEF3018LS
Frigidaire Self-Clean Electric Range White FFEF3018LW
Frigidaire Self-Clean Electric Range Stainless FFEF3048LS
Frigidaire Self-Clean Electric Range Stainless FFEF3050LS
Frigidaire Electric Slide-In Range Black FFES3015PB
Frigidaire Electric Slide-In Range Stainless FFES3015PS
Frigidaire Electric Slide-In Range White FFES3015PW
Frigidaire Electric Slide-In Range Black FFES3025PB
Frigidaire Electric Slide-In Range Stainless FFES3025PS
Frigidaire Electric Slide-In Range White FFES3025PW
Frigidaire 27" Electric Wall Oven – Double Black FFET2725PB
Frigidaire 27" Electric Wall Oven – Double Stainless FFET2725PS
Frigidaire 27" Electric Wall Oven – Double White FFET2725PW
Frigidaire 30" Electric Wall Oven – Double Black FFET3025PB
Frigidaire 30" Electric Wall Oven – Double Stainless FFET3025PS
Frigidaire 30" Electric Wall Oven – Double White FFET3025PW
Frigidaire 27" Electric Wall Oven – Single Black FFEW2725PB
Frigidaire 27" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless FFEW2725PS
Frigidaire 27" Electric Wall Oven – Single White FFEW2725PW
Frigidaire 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Black FFEW3025PB
Frigidaire 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless FFEW3025PS
Frigidaire 30" Electric Wall Oven – Single White FFEW3025PW
Frigidaire Self-Clean Gas Range White FFGF3021ZW
Frigidaire Self-Clean Gas Range Black FFGF3023LB
Frigidaire Self-Clean Gas Range Sliver Mist FFGF3023LM
Frigidaire Self-Clean Gas Range Bisque FFGF3023LQ
Frigidaire Self-Clean Gas Range Stainless FFGF3023LS
Frigidaire Self-Clean Gas Range White FFGF3023LW
Frigidaire Self-Clean Gas Range Stainless FFGF3053LS
Frigidaire Gas Slide-In Range Black FFGS3025PB
Frigidaire Gas Slide-In Range Stainless FFGS3025PS
Frigidaire Gas Slide-In Range White FFGS3025PW
Frigidaire 17 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer White FFH17F7HW
Frigidaire 27 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smooth Ebony Black FFHB2740PE
Frigidaire 27 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smooth Pearl White FFHB2740PP
Frigidaire 27 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Stainless FFHB2740PS
Frigidaire 27 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smooth Ebony Black FFHN2740PE
Frigidaire 27 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smooth Pearl White FFHN2740PP
Frigidaire 27 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Stainless FFHN2740PS
Frigidaire Laundry Center White FFLE1011MW
Frigidaire Laundry Center White FFLE2022MW
Frigidaire Laundry Center White FFLG1011MW
Frigidaire Laundry Center White FFLG2022MW
Frigidaire 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Side by Side Refrigerator Smooth Ebony Black FFSC2323LE
Frigidaire 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Side by Side Refrigerator Smooth Pearl White FFSC2323LP
Frigidaire 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Side by Side Refrigerator Stainless FFSC2323LS
Frigidaire 17 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer Titanium FFU17F2PT
Frigidaire 17 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer White FFU17F5HW
Frigidaire 17 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer White FFU17M7HW
Frigidaire 21 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer White FFU21F5HW
Frigidaire 21 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer White FFU21M7HW
Frigidaire 17 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer White FFUH17F2NW
Frigidaire 21 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer White FFUH21F2NW
Frigidaire Gallery  Dual Fuel Slide-In Range Smudge proof Stainless FGDS3065PF
Frigidaire Gallery 28 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless FGEB28D7QF
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Electric Range Black FGEF3030PB
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Electric Range Smudge proof Stainless FGEF3030PF
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Electric Range White FGEF3030PW
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Electric Range Black FGEF3032MB
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Electric Range Smudge proof Stainless FGEF3032MF
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Electric Range White FGEF3032MW
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Electric Range Black FGEF3055MB
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Electric Range Smudge proof Stainless FGEF3055MF
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Electric Range White FGEF3055MW
Frigidaire Gallery  Freestanding Range with Dual Cavity Oven Black FGEF306TMB
Frigidaire Gallery  Freestanding Range with Dual Cavity Oven Smudge proof Stainless FGEF306TMF
Frigidaire Gallery  Freestanding Range with Dual Cavity Oven White FGEF306TMW
Frigidaire Gallery  Freestanding Range with Dual Cavity Oven Smudge proof Stainless FGEF308TNF
Frigidaire Gallery  Electric Slide-In Range Black FGES3065PB
Frigidaire Gallery  Electric Slide-In Range Smudge proof Stainless FGES3065PF
Frigidaire Gallery  Electric Slide-In Range White FGES3065PW
Frigidaire Gallery  27" Electric Wall Oven – Double Black FGET2765PB
Frigidaire Gallery  27" Electric Wall Oven – Double Smudge proof Stainless FGET2765PF
Frigidaire Gallery  27" Electric Wall Oven – Double White FGET2765PW
Frigidaire Gallery  30" Electric Wall Oven – Double Black FGET3065PB
Frigidaire Gallery  30" Electric Wall Oven – Double Smudge proof Stainless FGET3065PF
Frigidaire Gallery  30" Electric Wall Oven – Double White FGET3065PW
Frigidaire Gallery  27" Electric Wall Oven – Single Black FGEW2765PB
Frigidaire Gallery  27" Electric Wall Oven – Single Smudge proof Stainless FGEW2765PF
Frigidaire Gallery  27" Electric Wall Oven – Single White FGEW2765PW
Frigidaire Gallery  30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Black FGEW3065PB
Frigidaire Gallery  30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Smudge proof Stainless FGEW3065PF
Frigidaire Gallery  30" Electric Wall Oven – Single White FGEW3065PW
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Gas Range Black FGGF3030PB
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Gas Range Smudge proof Stainless FGGF3030PF
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Gas Range White FGGF3030PW
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Gas Range Black FGGF3032MB
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Gas Range Smudge proof Stainless FGGF3032MF
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Gas Range White FGGF3032MW
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Gas Range Black FGGF3054MB
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Gas Range Smudge proof Stainless FGGF3054MF
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Gas Range White FGGF3054MW
Frigidaire Gallery  Gas Slide-In Range Black FGGS3065PB
Frigidaire Gallery  Gas Slide-In Range Smudge proof Stainless FGGS3065PF
Frigidaire Gallery  Gas Slide-In Range White FGGS3065PW
Frigidaire Gallery 27 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smooth Pearl White FGHB2735NP
Frigidaire Gallery 28 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smooth Ebony Black FGHB2866PE
Frigidaire Gallery 28 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless FGHB2866PF
Frigidaire Gallery 28 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smooth Pearl White FGHB2866PP
Frigidaire Gallery 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Side by Side Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless FGHC2331PF
Frigidaire Gallery 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Side by Side Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless FGHC2355PF
Frigidaire Gallery  Plastic Tub Dishwasher Black FGHD2465NB
Frigidaire Gallery  Plastic Tub Dishwasher Smudge proof Stainless FGHD2465NF
Frigidaire Gallery  Plastic Tub Dishwasher White FGHD2465NW
Frigidaire Gallery 28 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless FGHF2366PF
Frigidaire Gallery 28 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless FGHG2366PF
Frigidaire Gallery 28 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smooth Ebony Black FGHN2866PE
Frigidaire Gallery 28 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless FGHN2866PF
Frigidaire Gallery 28 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smooth Pearl White FGHN2866PP
Frigidaire Gallery  Plastic Tub Dishwasher Smudge proof Stainless FGID2466QF
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Electric Range Smudge proof Stainless FGIF3061NF
Frigidaire Freezer Duo [Matches All Refrigerator Duo] Titanium FKC17F7QT
Frigidaire Freezer Duo [Matches All Refrigerator Duo] White FKCH17F7HW
Frigidaire 21 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer White FKFH21F7HW
Frigidaire Professional  Dual Fuel Slide-In Range Smudge proof Stainless FPDS3085PF
Frigidaire Professional  Self Clean Electric Range Smudge proof Stainless FPEF3081MF
Frigidaire Professional  Freestanding Electric Range Smudge proof Stainless FPEF4085KF
Frigidaire Professional  Electric Slide-In Range Smudge proof Stainless FPES3085PF
Frigidaire Professional  27" Electric Wall Oven – Double Smudge proof Stainless FPET2785PF
Frigidaire Professional  30" Electric Wall Oven – Double Smudge proof Stainless FPET3085PF
Frigidaire Professional  27" Electric Wall Oven – Single Smudge proof Stainless FPEW2785PF
Frigidaire Professional  30" Electric Wall Oven – Single Smudge proof Stainless FPEW3085PF
Frigidaire Professional  Self Clean Gas Range Smudge proof Stainless FPGF3081KF
Frigidaire Professional  Gas Slide-In Range Smudge proof Stainless FPGS3085PF
Frigidaire Professional 28 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless FPHB2899PF
Frigidaire Professional 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Side by Side Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless FPHC2399PF
Frigidaire Professional  Plastic Tub Dishwasher Smudge proof Stainless FPHD2485NF
Frigidaire Professional 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless FPHF2399PF
Frigidaire Professional 23 c. ft. Counter Depth Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless FPHG2399PF
Frigidaire Professional  Freezer Duo [Matches All Refrigerator Duo] Smudge proof Stainless FPRH19D7LF
Frigidaire Professional  Freezer Duo [Matches All Refrigerator Duo] Smudge proof Stainless FPUH19D7LF
Frigidaire Refrigerator Duo [Matches All Freezer Duo] White FRU17B2JW
Frigidaire Refrigerator Duo [Matches All Freezer Duo] White FRU17G4JW
Frigidaire Gallery  27" Electric Wall Oven – Single Black GLEB27Z7HB
Frigidaire Gallery  27" Electric Wall Oven – Single Stainless GLEB27Z7HS
Frigidaire Gallery 17 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer White GLFH17F8HW
Frigidaire Gallery 21 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer Black GLFH21F8HB
Frigidaire Gallery 21 c. ft. Large Upright Freezer White GLFH21F8HW
Frigidaire Self-Clean Electric Range Black LFEF3017LB
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Electric Range Bisque LGEF3033KQ
Frigidaire Gallery  Self Clean Gas Range Bisque LGGF3044LQ
Frigidaire Gallery 28 c. ft. Bottom Mount Refrigerator Smudge proof Stainless LGHB2867PF

12. Tell me more about the new products program at Electrolux’s Direct-to-Consumer website.

If you do not plan to purchase a new clothes dryer or home appliance in the next two years, you can elect to receive a 10%-20% discount (maximum of $350 off the published sale price) on a future purchase (such as a vacuum, air cleaner, or kitchen, laundry, or cleaning accessories) on Electrolux’s direct-to-consumer website. Purchases must be made online from www.ElectroluxAppliances.com using an online code.

13. Tell me more about the reimbursement for past or future Dryer fires.

Electrolux will reimburse Past Dryer Fire Subclass Members and Future Dryer Fire Subclass Members (up to $1,300) for a Dryer fire that they experienced or may experience in the future. Reimbursements will be made for certain expenses if: (1) the fire occurred within the first 10 years of purchase; (2) you paid to repair or replace your Dryer or other property damaged by the fire or you paid an insurance deductible to cover the losses; and (3) you have not been fully reimbursed by Electrolux, your insurance carrier, or a third party. Reimbursements for documented, unreimbursed expenses will equal the amount you paid for your Dryer or $1,300, whichever is less. If you cannot provide any documentation showing your out-of-pocket expenses, but are able to show that you purchased a Dryer and that Dryer had a fire, Electrolux will reimburse you for the amount of unreimbursed expenses claimed or up to $300, whichever is less.

Past Dryer Fire Subclass Members who previously received a full refund from Electrolux will not receive a second payment. Past Dryer Fires Subclass Members who previously received a partial refund from Electrolux will receive a reduced payment based on the amount previously paid and the amount available from this Settlement. Reimbursements will not be made for burning or smoky odors, charred, discolored, or melted laundry items, or other perceived safety issues that do not involve a fire in or behind the drum or base of the Dryer.

14. How many benefits can I receive?

You may receive a maximum of three benefits from this Settlement. You may submit a claim to receive either: (a) a cash rebate on the purchase of a new Frigidaire or Electrolux brand clothes dryer or select Frigidaire or Electrolux home appliance; OR (b) a 10-20% discount on a new product from Electrolux’s direct-to-consumer website; AND (c) a free cleaning service for your Dryer if you experienced a qualifying performance problem during the first five years after purchasing a new Dryer; AND (d) reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expenses due to a fire (that has or will occur) in your Dryer.

15. How do I get a cash rebate to help purchase a new dryer or appliance?

You must complete and submit a Claim Form by December 15, 2014 either online or via U.S. Mail. Claim Forms are available for download and submission by clicking here by calling 1-888-541-4923 or writing to Administrator@DryerSettlement.com or Electrolux Dryer Settlement Administrator, PO Box 43268, Providence, RI 02940-3268.

16. How do I get an online code for new products from Electrolux’s Direct-to-Consumer website?

You must complete and submit a Claim Form by December 15, 2014 either online or via U.S. Mail. Claim Forms are available for download and submission by clicking here by calling 1-888-541-4923 or writing to Administrator@DryerSettlement.com or Electrolux Dryer Settlement Administrator, PO Box 43268, Providence, RI 02940-3268.

The Settlement Administrator will email you the online code that you can use to purchase a new Electrolux product at a discount. If you do not have an email address, the Settlement Administrator will send you the online code via U.S. Mail. You may use your online code at www.ElectroluxAppliances.com until December 15, 2016.

17. How do I get the Dryer cleaning service?

You must complete and submit a Claim Form, including requested documentation, by December 15, 2014 either online or via U.S. Mail. Claim Forms are available for download and submission by clicking here, by calling 1-888-541-4923 or writing to Administrator@DryerSettlement.com or Electrolux Dryer Settlement Administrator, PO Box 43268, Providence, RI 02940-3268.

After your Claim Form has been received and reviewed, the Settlement Administrator will inform you of your eligibility for the free cleaning service. If you are eligible, you will be required to call Electrolux by December 15, 2016, to schedule the cleaning service.

18. I had a fire in my Dryer, how do I get cash reimbursement?

You must complete and submit a Claim Form, including requested documentation, by December 15, 2014 either online or via U.S. Mail. Claim Forms are available for download and submission by clicking here, by calling 1-888-541-4923 or writing to Administrator@DryerSettlement.com or Electrolux Dryer Settlement Administrator, PO Box 43268, Providence, RI 02940-3268.

19. I have not had a fire in my Dryer, how do I get a future cash reimbursement?

If you have a Dryer fire in the future, you must complete and submit a Claim Form within 180 days after your Dryer caught fire and before December 31, 2022, either online or via U.S. Mail. Claim Forms are available for download and submission by clicking here, by calling 1-888-541-4923 or writing to Administrator@DryerSettlement.com or Electrolux Dryer Settlement Administrator, PO Box 43268, Providence, RI 02940-3268.

20. What rights am I giving up to get benefits and stay in the Settlement Class?

Unless you exclude yourself, you are staying in the Settlement Class. If the Settlement is approved and becomes final, all of the Court’s orders will apply to you and legally bind you. Generally, that means you won’t be able to sue, continue to sue, or be part of any other lawsuit against Electrolux for the legal issues and claims resolved by this Settlement. This Settlement does not require you to release any claims you have for property damage, other than to the Dryer itself, or personal injury. The specific rights you are giving up are called Released Claims (see Question 21).

21. What are the Released Claims?

“Released Claims” mean any and all claims that the Plaintiffs or any member of the Settlement Class made or could have made in this lawsuit against Electrolux and the other entities called “Releasees” (Electrolux, together with its respective predecessors and successors in interest, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and assigns; each of its respective past, present, and future officers, directors, agents, representatives, servants, employees, attorneys, and insurers; and all distributors, retailers (including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, and their successors, predecessors, assigns, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, insurers, attorneys, and employees), and other entities who were or are in the chain of design, testing, manufacture, assembly, distribution, marketing, sale, installation, or servicing of the Dryers). Settlement Class Members who have experienced, have not experienced or may experience a fire in the drum or base of their Dryer within 10 years after the date of purchase will release Electrolux and other Releasees, of all known and unknown claims, actions, and causes of action for economic loss dealing whatsoever with the Dryers, other than claims for personal injury or damage to property other than the Dryer itself, that are or could have been alleged in this lawsuit, whether arising under federal, state, territorial, or local common law, statutes, ordinances, or regulations. The Settlement is expressly intended to cover and include all such claims, actions, and causes of action for economic losses or damages (including, but not limited to, claims for diminution-in-value, benefit-of-the-bargain, cost-of-repair, cost-of-replacement, or premium-price damages), dealing whatsoever with the Dryers. The Released Claims do not include any claims for property damage or personal injury.

Section XI of the Settlement Agreement describes the Released Claims in necessary legal terminology. Please read it carefully. A copy of the Settlement Agreement is available on this website. You can talk to one of the lawyers listed below for free or you can, of course, talk to your own lawyer at your own expense if you have questions about the Released Claims or what they mean.

22. Do I have a lawyer in this case?

Yes. The Court appointed Edward A. Wallace, Amy E. Keller, and Dawn M. Goulet of Wexler Wallace LLP, Erin K. Dickinson and Charles J. Crueger of Hansen Reynolds Dickinson Crueger LLC, and Gregory F. Coleman of Greg Coleman Law PC to represent you and other Class Members. Together these lawyers are called Class Counsel. You will not be charged for these lawyers. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense.

23. How will these lawyers be paid?

Class Counsel will ask the Court to award them attorneys’ fees and expenses for bringing this litigation. Class Counsel will request an award inclusive of all fees and costs—including at least $583,000 of costs that Class Counsel has incurred to date and continues to accrue—not to exceed $8,000,000. They will also ask for an incentive award of $3,000 to be paid to each Class Representative. If approved, Electrolux will separately pay these fees, costs, expenses, and awards; they will not reduce the amount of benefits available to Class Members. In addition, Electrolux also has agreed to pay the Settlement Administrator’s expenses, including the costs of mailing the Settlement Notice and of distributing any payments owed to Settlement Class Members as part of the Settlement.

24. How do I get out of the Settlement?

To exclude yourself from the Settlement, you must send a letter to the Settlement Administrator stating: “I want to be excluded from the Settlement Class in Shawn Roberts et al. v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Case No. SACV12-1644-CAS(VBKx).” Your letter must also include your full name, current address, your signature and the date you signed it. To be valid, your request for exclusion must be sent to the Settlement Administrator at the address below with a postmark no later than July 28, 2014.

Electrolux Dryer Settlement Administrator
PO Box 43268
Providence, RI 02940-3268

25. If I exclude myself, can I still get benefits from this Settlement?

No. If you exclude yourself, you are telling the Court that you don’t want to be part of the Settlement Class in this Settlement. You can only get benefits if you stay in the Settlement Class and submit a valid Claim Form for benefits as described above.

26. If I don’t exclude myself, can I sue Electrolux for the same claims later?

No. Unless you exclude yourself, you are giving up the right to sue Electrolux for the claims that this Settlement resolves and releases (see Question 21). You must exclude yourself from this Settlement Class to start or continue with your own lawsuit or be part of any other lawsuit.

27. How do I tell the Court if I don’t like the Settlement?

If you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement, you may object to it. You can give reasons why you think the Court should not approve it. The Court will consider your views before making a decision. To do so, you or your attorney must file with the Court, and send to Class Counsel and Defendants’ counsel, a written objection and supporting papers. Your objection must contain: (1) the name of this lawsuit (Shawn Roberts et al. v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Case No. SACV12-1644-CAS(VBKx)); (2) your full name and current address; (3) whether, on the date of your written objection, you currently own a Dryer manufactured between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2011; (4) the serial number and model number of your Dryer; (5) the specific reasons for your objection; (6) any evidence and supporting papers (including, but not limited to, all briefs, written evidence, and declarations) that you want the Court to consider in support of your objection; (6) your signature; (7) the date of your signature; and (8) if you plan to appear and speak at the Fairness Hearing, on your own or through your own lawyer, a statement indicating that it is your “Notice of Intent to Appear” at the Fairness Hearing.

You must mail your written objection to the Court and send copies to Class Counsel and Counsel for Electrolux no later than July 28, 2014.

Court Class Counsel Counsel for Electrolux
Clerk of the Court
United States Courthouse
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4701
Edward A. Wallace
Amy E. Keller
Dawn M. Goulet
Wexler Wallace LLP
55 West Monroe St., Ste. 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Telephone: (312) 346-2222
Michael T. Williams
Kenneth E. Stalzer
Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP
370 Seventeenth Street, Suite 4500
Denver, Colorado 80202

28. What is the difference between objecting and asking to be excluded from the Settlement?

Objecting is simply telling the Court that you don’t like something about the Settlement. You can object only if you stay in the Settlement Class (do not exclude yourself). Excluding yourself is telling the Court that you don’t want to be part of the Settlement Class. If you exclude yourself, you cannot object because the Settlement no longer affects you.

29. When and where will the Court decide whether to approve the Settlement?

The Court held a Fairness Hearing on August 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. The Court entered an order granting Final Approval of the Settlement on September 11, 2014, awarding the requested attorneys' fees and costs, awarding the requested incentive payments to the Class Representatives, and overruling the objections to the Settlement. To review a copy of the Order, please click here.

30. Do I have to come to the hearing?

The hearing was held on August 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. As a result, you can no longer attend the hearing.

31. May I speak at the hearing?

The hearing was held on August 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. As a result, you can no longer speak at the hearing.

32. What happens if I don’t do anything?

If you do nothing you won’t get any benefits from this Settlement. If the Court approves the Settlement, you will be bound by its terms, and you will give up your right to start a lawsuit, continue with a lawsuit, or be part of any other lawsuit against Electrolux and the other Releasees about the legal issues or claims resolved and released by this Settlement.

33. How do I get more information?

The Notice summarizes the Settlement. More details are in the Settlement Agreement. If you have questions you may contact the Electrolux Dryer Settlement Administrator at PO Box 43268, Providence, RI 02940-3268, Administrator@DryerSettlement.com, or 1-888-541-4923, or visit Class Counsel’s website. If you wish to communicate directly with Class Counsel, you may contact them at the address or phone number listed in Question 27, above.

DO NOT WRITE OR CALL THE COURT, ELECTROLUX, OR ANY APPLIANCE RETAILER, DEALER, OR AGENT FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT OR THIS LAWSUIT.