People who bought MyPillow, a popular poly-foam variety, may be in line for some money as the result of a class-action lawsuit that was recently settled.
MyPillow, manufactured by a Chaska, Minnesota-based company with the same name, has been the subject of litigation over what many planitiffs described as dubious marketing techniques.
We wrote about the company in January, when it was stripped of its accreditation from the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota after customer complaints. At issue was the firm's buy-one-get-one-free deals, health claims and numerous third-party endorsements.
As a result, the BBB asked the company to cease, reiterating that MyPillow had run afoul of marketing rules.
Advertising regulations stipulate that offers labeled as “deals” and “discounts” must be either offered for a limited time or their prices should be marked as normal. But MyPillow resisted making changes to its BOGO deals and repeatedly denied the allegations.
The class action settlement was preliminarily approved on September 25, 2017.
How to find out if your pillow is included in the class-action suit
If you bought a pillow directly from the company between April 26, 2012 and September 25, 2017, you may be entitled to compensation related to the settlement, according to TopClassActions.com. In addition, those eligible to take part in the lawsuit include those who "purchased certain My Pillow products in the United States from a source other than MyPillow between April 26, 2012 and October 13, 2016," the site says.
Claimants can expect to get $6 for each pillow purchased up to $24 for four of them. "If you submitted a timely and valid claim for the initial MyPillow class action settlement , you will receive an additional payment of $5," the site says.
If you believe you are a part of this settlement, click here to file a claim. Before you hit the button, be sure. Fraudulent claims may open the filer up to perjury charges.