Kenmore Fire Box Grill Settlement
- Obtain more information about the class action lawsuit entitled Oaks, et al. v. Sears Roebuck and Co.
- The lawsuit is listed as case number 1:15-cv-11318
- The last day to file a claim is 1/26/2018
Class members in the Kenmore Fire Box Grill Settlement lawsuit claim that certain barbecue grills sold by Sears were prone to rusting and failing prematurely. Sears denies all actions of wrong doing in the case but have agreed to settle in order to avoid a long uncertain trial. Michael Oaks filed this class action lawsuit against Sears in December of 2015 and claimed that these sub pat BBQ may disintegrate and expose the grills’ propane tanks to open flames. Kenmore Fire Box Grill Settlement class members who file timely and valid claims may receive a settlement payment up to $300 (those who are not happy with the propose settlement have until March 13, 2017 to opt out or object to the terms of the settlement). The case is pending out of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division and a fairness hearing will take place on or around 4/12/17. Class members who decide to file a claim via US mail can write to: Kenmore Firebox Grill Settlement Administrator – Rust Consulting P.O. Box 2563 Faribault, MN 55021-9563.
Kenmore Fire Box Grill Settlement Notes
- Any questions about the lawsuit can be directed to 888-334-6162 (please do not call this number to speak with Sears about the lawsuit)
- High end attorney J. Theodore Gentry has been fired to represent Sears in the case
- Those who purchased one of the BBQ pits in question between the dates of Oct. 1, 2011 and Sept. 30, 2014 will want to file a claim ASAP
- In order to file a claim the BBQ pit must have rust damage
- This damage is defined as evidence of material rusting may include a visible hole and/or break in the firebox caused by rust