Trepte v. Bionaire, Inc.
Bionaire Heater Settlement
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Case No. BC540110

IF YOU PURCHASED A NEW BIONAIRE MODEL BCH9208 CERAMIC TOWER HEATER IN CALIFORNIA, YOU COULD GET COMPENSATION FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.

What is this lawsuit about?

The lawsuit claimed that the Bionaire BCH9208 Ceramic Tower Heater is defective and that if Plaintiff had known of the defect, she would not have purchased it or would have paid less for it than she did. Plaintiff alleged that normal, intended use of the heater—heating a space to a predetermined temperature within the normal operating range and maintaining that temperature—results in overheating. Defendant does not believe Plaintiff’s claims have merit and has denied and continues to deny any and all claims, including but not limited to claims of defect and/or allegations concerning the safety of the heater.

Who is included?

The Court decided that everyone who fits this description is a Class Member: All persons within the State of California who purchased a new Bionaire BCH9208 Ceramic Tower Heater for their own use and not for resale at any time since March 20, 2010.

Excluded from the Class are Defendant; Defendant’s affiliates, subsidiaries, or co-conspirators; employees of Defendant, including its officers and directors; the Court to which this case is assigned; and any persons who have already returned and have been refunded for their heater.

Your Legal Rights and Options

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
 
The only way to get compensation. Claim Forms must be submitted online or postmarked by March 4, 2020.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF
 
Get no compensation. This is the only option that allows you to ever be part of any other lawsuit against Defendant about the legal claims in this case. Requests for exclusion must be postmarked by March 4, 2020.
 
OBJECT
 
Write to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement. The deadline to file an objection is March 4, 2020.
GO TO A HEARING
 
Ask to speak in Court about why you do or do not support the proposed Settlement or any of its provisions. The Final Approval Hearing will be held on June 3, 2020.
 
DO NOTHING Get no compensation. Give up rights.
 
For more information about your rights and options, please visit the FAQ page of this website.
 

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Mail
Heater Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91048
Seattle, WA 98111-9148