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Do you own any All-Clad Cookware? You might have some money coming to you. All-Clad just recently settled a class action lawsuit, and now they’re going to pay customers $4 million.
Why were they sued? Plaintiffs say All-Clad erroneously advertised their cookware as “dishwasher safe,” while the products weren’t actually safe to be run through the dishwasher. Customers said that washing the cookware in the dishwasher could cause the nonstick surface of the pan to peel away from the base, creating dangerous sharp edges behind.
All-Clad hasn’t admitted to any wrongdoing but agreed to settle the lawsuit to resolve the allegations. Here’s what you need to know about the All-Clad settlement:
If you bought certain All-Clad products, you’re part of the settlement group.
The products included in the settlement are part of the All-Clad D3, D5, and LTD product lines, which are designed to be durable, high-performance cookware for home chefs and professional cooks.
- The D3 line features a 3-layer bonded construction of stainless steel and aluminum, providing even heating and easy cleanup.
- The D5 line is similar to the D3 but features a 5-layer construction, including a stainless-steel core, and layers of aluminum for heat distribution.
- The LTD line features hard-anodized aluminum construction with a nonstick coating.
Customers who experienced the sharp edges can choose between three different types of compensation.
Class members who experienced sharp edges on their All-Clad cookware after dishwashing can receive a replacement, partial refund, and/or purchase credit.
Class members can choose from three benefit options, including:
- A replacement of the damaged cookware, a replacement of the item, and a $75 refund
- An exchange of the damaged cookware for either a 5-piece fry pan set or a 13-piece essentials cookware set
- A 50% off credit for the future purchase of All-Clad cookware, capped at $600 off a $1,200 purchase
If you didn’t have those sharp edges, you can still get paid up to $262.50.
Class members who didn’t experience the sharp edges or got rid of their cookware can receive 35% off a future purchase — capped at $262.50 off a $750 purchase, with proof of purchase.
File your claim by March 27, 2023 to receive the All-Clad settlement shortly after.
To submit a claim to receive some of the All-Clad settlement money, visit the official claims website and file by March 27, 2023.
The settlement received final court approval in January, and while it isn’t clear exactly when All-Clad claimants will be paid, it’s safe to assume that payments will go out shortly after the March 27 deadline.
That said, depending on the case, number of claimants, and other variables, payouts can take several months or even years. We can tell you more about how class action lawsuits work.