Berger & Montague filed a nationwide class action against
Uponor, Inc. alleging that the company's brass PEX fittings (Model
1960) were defective because they were made of a material
that is unsuitable for use in domestic plumbing systems.
According to the allegations, these fittings were prone to
dezincification which can lead to leaks and restricted water
flow. These fittings are subject to the same failures
as other Uponor brass PEX fittings and brass fittings manufactured
by several other manufacturers that are subject to class action
- Settlement of national class action regarding Uponor high-zinc
yellow brass plumbing fittings used in potable water distribution
systems throughout the United States was preliminarily
approved on June 12, 2015 by Judge Ann D. Montgomery of the
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
- The preliminarily-approved settlement provides class members
with an enhanced and extended warranty, substantial reimbursement
for past and future damages and repairs, and significant coverage
for replacements in structures experiencing multiple product
failures. The guaranteed funding for the settlement provides
up to $21 million.
- A copy of the Preliminary Approval is available here
A copy of the Complaint is available
A copy of the Court's ruling on the motion to dismiss is