On April 26, 2018, the Superior Court authorized Option consommateurs to act as the representative in a class action against the defendants Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. for the following class:
You are a class member if you purchased in Québec one of the top-load washer models listed below:
The following Samsung top-load washer models manufactured between March 2011 and April 2016:
WA5471ABP/XAA, WA5451ANW/XAA, WA5451ANP/XAA, WA422PRHDWR/AA, WA456DRHDSU/AA, WA456DRHDWR/AA,
WA50F9A8DSP/A2, WA45H7200AP/A2, WA45H7200AW/A2, WA45H7000AW/A2, WA48J7770AW/A2, WA52J8700AP/A2.
The following Samsung top-load washer models manufactured between March 2011 and June 2016:
The following Samsung top-load washer models manufactured between March 2011 and October 2016:
The following Kenmore top-load washer models manufactured between March 2011 and April 2016:
592-29212, 592-29222, 592-29227, 592-29336.
The class action alleges that Defendants Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Canada inc. and Sears Canada inc. produced, marketed and sold defective top-load washers that may explode, causing damage to persons and property nearby. Given the order to stay the proceedings obtained by Sears under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, the proceedings against Sears Canada are stayed, but the class action is ongoing against the defendants Samsung.
Despite the fact that the proceedings against the Defendant Sears are stayed, individuals who purchased from Sears a Samsung or Kenmore washer targeted by the class action are class members. Therefore, having bought your Samsung or Kenmore washer from Sears does not exclude you from the class action.
You are part of the class in the context of the present case if you correspond to the above-mentioned one. If you are part of this class, we invite you to register as one of its members. This way, we will communicate with you whenever there are important developments in this file.
This class action is led by Belleau Lapointe, LLP.
Superior Court authorizes the class action.
Filing of the Motion for Authorization to Institute a Class Action.