[Update 12/26/20: Reader Jennifer reports: Received check today. I claimed full $30…and received the funds today. Only received $16.15 though. Just want to point out, the check is actually a small postcard, and i almost threw it away, thinking it was junk. So be on the lookout.]
Update 8/18/20: Today is the last day to submit a claim.
U by Kotex Class Settlement
A $7 million class action settlement has been announced amidst allegations that U by Kotex tampons unravel and come apart. The following products are included:
- U by Kotex® Sleek® Tampons
- U by Kotex® Fitness® Tampons
- U by Kotex® Click® Tampons
- U by Kotex® Security® Tampons in Regular, Super, or Super-Plus Absorbency
Defendant denies any wrongdoing or unlawful conduct and asserts that the products at issue were safe to use and were manufactured consistent with the law. The Court has not decided who is right. Both sides have agreed to settle the dispute and give benefits to Class Members.
Who is Eligible?
If you bought one of the above-mentioned U by Kotex®-brand tampons between March 8, 2013 and November 19, 2019, you could receive a cash payment from a class action settlement.
How Much Can We Get?
The Settlement will provide up to $7,000,000 to pay claims for those who purchased one or more boxes of U by Kotex® tampon products.
- Get up to $6 per box purchased, and up to $30 total, without Proof of Purchase.
- Get full retail cost above $30 with Proof of Purchase.
You may be entitled to a $6.00 cash payment for each box of Subject Product you purchased during the Class Period, up to a maximum of $30.00 in cash if you do not have Proof of Purchase. Class Members who claim more than $30.00 in benefits must submit Proof of Purchase establishing purchase(s) during the Class Period for each box of Subject Product claimed in excess of $30.00 and may receive benefits based on the retail value of the Subject Products shown in the Proofs of Purchase.
If the total value of all approved claims is greater than the amount of money available to pay claims, eligible Class Members’ payments will be reduced proportionally. Thus, the amount of your payment will depend on the total amount of money you spent on the Subject Products during the Class Period, whether you have Proof of Purchase for the products you bought, and on the number of Class Members who choose to make a claim.
- 3/8/13 through 11/19/19 – dates when your purchase makes you eligible
- 7/20/20 – court date hearing
- 8/18/2020 – final day to submit a claim
Kotex is one of the popular tampon brands (according to Google; sorry, guy talking here), so I imagine many people will be eligible. Hopefully an easy $30 (or more with receipts); lots of men can be eligible too if you ever bought these for your partner. Of course, do not file if you didn’t actually buy these.
Hat tip to MtM