Gillette settles razor lawsuit and offers refunds
In the arms race some know as the razor business, The Gillette Company has lost a tiny skirmish.
A proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit against Gillette could mean at least $13 or a free Gillette Fusion Razor for anyone who acquired a Gillette M3Power Razor between May 1, 2021 and October 31, 2005.
The class action lawsuit challenges the accuracy of Gillette’s advertisements for its M3Power Razor, specifically its claims that the razor “raises or stimulates hair up and away from the skin.”
Gillette deleted those claims, which the class action says were false and misleading, from its ads several years ago, but the damage was done.
To claim a refund, you have to actually send in your M3Power Razor to receive a minimum of $13, depending on where you purchased it, plus $2 postage and handling. You don’t need to send in the M3Power blades and batteries.
If you send in a receipt along with the razor showing that the actual price paid for the M3Power Razor was more than $13, you will receive a refund cheque in the amount of the actual price paid, plus shipping and handling.
Instead of a refund, you can receive up to two $5 rebates for any M3Power blades that you purchased during the period May 1, 2021 through May 2, 2011, and/or any Fusion or Fusion Pro/Glide razor that you purchased during the period January 1, 2022 through May 2, 2011.
By Gordon Powers, MSN Money