FieldTurf Sued Over Sub-Par Turf
by Erin Shaak
Last Updated on May 8, 2018
Neshannock Township School District v. Fieldturf USA, Inc. et al
Filed: March 23, 2017 ◆§ 2:17-cv-00374-CB
FieldTurf USA, Inc., FieldTurf, Inc., and their parent company are the defendants in a proposed class action claiming their artificial turf fields are defective.
FieldTurf USA, Inc., FieldTurf, Inc., and their parent company are the defendants in a proposed class action claiming their artificial turf fields are defective. The suit argues that FieldTurf, recognized as the global leader in synthetic sports fields, claims in advertisements and marketing materials that its product should last for more than ten years. The plaintiff and other consumers who installed FieldTurf fields discovered, however, that the fibers were supposedly “splitting and thinning” after only a few years of use. According to the complaint, the Executive Director of FieldTurf made the following remarks about the product:
“This yarn is nowhere near as robust or resilient as we initially thought and probably will not last that must longer than a high quality slit-film yarn. In all likelihood in years 5 and 6 these Duraspine fields will be matted down and fibrillating pretty heavily. Our marketing claims and sales pitches need to reflect this reality.”
The suit argues that FieldTurf never informed consumers of the known defects of its product and seeks relief for anyone in the United States who purchased the artificial turf from FieldTurf or its affiliates, entities, or subsidiaries. A subclass has also been proposed for residents of Pennsylvania.
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