Product Design Defect – Consumer Protection: Katz, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated vs Garmin LTD. et al

Counsel filed a putative class action alleging that Garmin International, Inc. and Garmin LLC have allegedly designed, manufactured and marketed the Garmin Forerunner 610 Watch with a watchband the company knows to be defective. The watchband of the Forerunner 610 uses a plastic watchband that is attached to the watch face with two metal pins. Garmin has marketed the Forerunner 610 watch as being rugged and to be used during intense physical activities such as high intensity aerobic training. Despite the marketing claims, the watchband’s defective design results in detachment of the band from the watch face, causing some consumers to either lose or damage their Forerunner 610 or to have to replace the watchband. On November 3, 2016, the Court granted final approval of the settlement.

• View: Complaint
• View: Final Order Approving Settlement
• View: November 3, 2016 Law360 Article