Consumers have just 3 days left to file a claim from the $10Million Keurig class action lawsuit – What claimants need to know

Kuerig’s K-Cup Crisis (photo; Top Class Actions)

It has agreed to the settlement to resolve claims that it misled consumers about its K-cups being recyclable, even if the Java giant didn’t admit any wrongdoing.

Here’s the breakdown of what claimants need to know about how and when they can expect to receive a share of the payout.

Why the Lawsuit?

Due to false advertising and misleading customers about K-cups being recyclable, Keurig has decided to settle.

The case was filed at the district court in Northern California and details show that Keurig misled customers about how easily its pods can be recycled.

The website of the company stated that as of 2020, 100 percent of K-cups are recyclable.

In addition, testing shows 90 percent of recycled K-cup pods had the potential to turn into more recycled plastic for new products, Keurig claims.

The case claims that it is included in the detailed recycling instructions and a large tagline, “Have your cup, and recycle it too.”

Keurig Dr. Pepper reaches over a $ 10 million settlement last year and resolve allegations it misinterprets how recyclable its K-cups are.

Qualifications and Deadline

The deadline to claim money is on January 9, so act fast if you haven’t taken action now.

You are qualified as a class member of the case if you buy a K-cup single-serving coffee pod labeled as recyclable for home use in the US between June 8, 2016, and August 8, 3022.

How much can you get? You can request a refund of $3.50 per 100 pods with proof of purchase, with a minimum payment of $6 and a cap of $36.

If you don’t have proof of purchase, you can claim up to $5 per household.

How to file your claim?

You can submit a claim on the settlement website or print out a form, fill it in and mail it to:

Smith v Keurig Green Mountain
c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
PO Box 225391
New York, NY 10150-5391

Consumers Reports that an estimated $64.6 million coffee pods are used every day.

The conglomerate also agreed to add a larger print to its packages indicating K-cups are “not recycled in many communities.”

Canada’s Competitive Bureau, which enforces fair-business practices in Canada also had its settlement in a similar case.

K-cup is licensed to various manufacturers, including Dunkin, Maxwell House, and Starbucks, as well as Amazon in-house brands, Harris Teeter and Kroger.