Consumers who purchased certain RIDGID brand wet/dry vacuums made by Emerson Electric.
It has been alleged that the wet / dry vacuums were sold under misleading advertisements regarding horsepower and capacity.
Emerson Electric Co.
The RIDGID Wet / Dry Vacuum is designed to remove solid debris and liquids from a number of surfaces through the use of suction generated by an electric motor. The product in question is model number WD12450 and contains the representation that it produces "5.0 Peak HP."
RIDGID Class Action Lawsuit
Consumers who purchased certain RIDGID brand wet / dry vacuums may have legal recourse to collect compensation for damages. Allegations have surfaced that the manufacturer misled consumers about the vacuum’s horsepower and capacity, implying that the product could lift heavier debris and liquid than the average household vacuum. Due to these allegedly misleading statements, many consumers were willing to pay a higher price for this model, as horsepower is an important characteristic in selecting a vacuum. If these allegations are true, the manufacturer of the product will have wrongfully profited from selling a product that does not perform as advertised.
Which Vacuums Are Affected?
The vacuum in question is product model “RIDGID WD1245,” containing the representation that it produces “5.0 Peak HP” directly on the vacuum and packaging. One class action lawsuit has already been filed on behalf of a Missouri resident who bought this vacuum and alleges that the company violated laws regarding consumer fraud and deceptive business practices.