Molekule Air Purifiers Settlement
Update (Feb 17, 2023): Check your emails to see if the submitted claim has been approved in the Apaliski, et al. v. Molekule, Inc. Air Purifier Class Action Settlement.
If you have received an email, you can then choose your preferred method of payment. You will be directed to a selector page where you can securely and efficiently claim your award. Please claim your award prior to the deadline of March 17, 2023, as you will not be able to claim your award electronically after.
Original article (Apr 28, 2022): The Lawsuit brought by Plaintiffs against Molekule contends that, in its advertising, the company made a series of material representations about the nature and efficacy of its Air Purifiers. These include that the Air Purifiers (1) outperform HEPA filters in every category of pollutant; (2) eradicate the full spectrum of indoor air pollutants; (3) provide allergy and asthma symptom relief; (4) combat unhealthy levels of wildfire smoke by destroying airborne pollutants; and (5) that the representations were verified by extensive independent testing.
The Lawsuit alleges that this advertising was false and misleading. Plaintiffs contend that Defendant caused consumers to purchase the Air Purifiers when they would not otherwise have done so and/or the Defendant caused consumers to pay more for the Air Purifiers as a result of Defendant’s alleged false advertising.
Molekule denies all of these allegations and maintains that its advertising has been accurate at all times and supported by testing conducted by independent laboratories. The Court has not determined whether Plaintiffs or Defendant is correct.
The Settlement Class is defined as “all persons, other than Excluded Persons, who, during the Class Period, (a) purchased in the United States, any of the Air Purifiers from a third-party seller, including but not limited to, Amazon, b8ta, Best Buy, MoMa Design Store NYC, and Sprout on or before October 12, 2021, and (b) as of October 12, 2021, had not agreed to the arbitration provision in Molekule’s Terms & Conditions.”
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Eligible products for this settlement include:
- Molekule Air
- Molekule Air Pro
- Molekule Air Mini
- Molekule Air Mini+
- Molekule Air Pro Rx
All Settlement Class Members are eligible to receive a Cash Payment and Coupon. Based on the estimated class size and value of the settlement, the average net amount in cash Settlement Class Members would receive from the Settlement if they purchased one Air Purifier is $43.80 (find more details in page 14-15). The amount you will actually receive could be appreciably more or less than this amount, depending on a number of factors including the number of Settlement Class Members who submit a valid claim, the number of Air Purifiers you purchased, the particular model of Air Purifier(s) you purchased, and whether you provide proof of purchase.
Cash Payments will be paid by check sent via first-class mail to the mailing address you provide on the Claim Form or by direct deposit into your bank account, or another form of electronic transfer (such as Paypal, Venmo, Google Wallet, or Square Cash). Instructions are provided on the Claim Form enclosed in this mailing and available at http://www.airpurifiersettlement.com. Coupons can be redeemed towards the purchase of a filter to be used in an Air Purifier or a filter subscription at https://molekule.com/shop . The maximum face value of a coupon is $250 and Settlement Class Members are only entitled to receive one coupon.
As described on the Claim Form. to participate in the settlement, you can submit a Claim under Group A or Group B. Those who submit under Group A are eligible for a greater amount of cash from the settlement but are required to submit, in addition to this claim form, a valid receipt or similar documentation showing purchase of an Air Purifier from a third-party seller or a photograph of a valid serial number of an Air Purifier. Those who submit under Group B are not required to provide this information but must still fill out and submit a valid, signed claim form.
Claims will be paid only if deemed valid and only 60 days after the later of (a) the Claim Filing Deadline or (b) the Effective Date of the Settlement. The earliest that claims can be paid is August 1, 2022.