SETTLEMENT CLAIM INFORMATION
For details about the Belkin Wireless Product Class Action Settlement go to:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A CLAIM FOR A FULL REFUND
YOU MUST READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS,
YOU MAY LOSE CERTAIN BENEFITS TO WHICH YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE BE ENTITLED.
To receive a full refund for a qualifying Belkin wireless
product, you must follow these Instructions. If you fail to submit the required
documents by the deadline set forth below, your claim will be rejected, and you
will lose the right to receive a refund under the settlement.
Who is Eligible for a Full Refund of Actual Purchase
Price? You may be eligible to receive a full refund of your actual
purchase price of your Covered Belkin Wireless Product if: while residing in the
United States, you purchased, between October 13, 2002 and February 5, 2007, a Covered
Belkin Wireless Product from an entity that regularly sold such devices or items
at the time of such purchase.
What is a Covered Belkin Wireless Product? These
include 37 different wireless routers, modems and adapters, the packaging for which,
at the time of retail purchase, did not state that the actual data transmission
rates and/or connectivity ranges would be lower than the rate and/or range, respectively,
identified on the product. “Covered Belkin Wireless Products” do not include any
products that were installed in or sold with other devices, items or equipment.
The product identification (SKU) numbers for these 37 products are the following:
B5D036, F1UP0001, F5D6000,
F5D6001, F5D6020, F5D6050, F5D6050-APL, F5D6051, F5D6060, F5D6130, F5D6230-3, F5D6230-4,
F5D6231-4, F5D6231-4-APL, F5D7000, F5D7001, F5D7010, F5D7010-APL, F5D7011, F5D7050,
F5D7130, F5D7230-4, F5D72314, F5D7231-4P, F5D7233, F5D7330, F5D8000, F5D8010, F5D8230-4,
F5D9009, F5D9010, F5D9013, F5D9050, F5D9230-4, F6D3000, F6D3010, and F6D3230-4.
How you obtain a refund: You may be eligible
to receive up to two full refunds of the actual purchase price, but only if, no
later than 180 days after the date of the
Class Notice, you fill out and submit online the Refund Claim Form
and Release (“Refund Claim Form”) found at
Online Form. After you submit the Refund Claim Form online, and once
the settlement is approved and becomes final, Belkin will e-mail you a notice (the
“Refund Notice”). Then, within ninety (90) days of the Refund Notice, you must send
a copy of the Refund Notice, along with the original or legible photocopy of the
sales receipt(s) for the Covered Product(s) showing the place and date of purchase(s)
and the purchase price(s) paid for the Covered Product(s), via U.S. Mail, addressed
to: Belkin Settlement PO Box 1863 Faribault, MN 55021-7118, Attn:
What if I do not have an original or legible copy of
the sales receipt? If you purchased up to three Covered Belkin Wireless
Products pursuant to the requirements set forth above but do not have an original
or legible copy of the sales receipt(s), you will still be eligible to purchase
up to three new Belkin wireless networking products at a 50% discount from Belkin’s
online store, www.belkin.com,
during the “Promotional Code Redemption Period,” as defined below, by using a Promotional Code provided by Belkin.
You are not required to submit a claim form to obtain the first Promotional Discount
Code. Instead, you may simply visit the Belkin website in approximately
six to ten months to obtain a Promotional Discount Code. However, if you wish Belkin
to send a Promotional Discount Code directly to you by e-mail, or if you wish to
obtain a second or third Promotional Discount Code, you must, no later than 180
days after the date of the Class Notice,
register your request at: Promotional
No Settlement Class Member may obtain more than
two refunds or three Promotional Codes.
INCOMPLETE, FRAUDULENT OR DECEPTIVE REFUND CLAIM FORMS
Please remember that a Refund Claim Form, to be valid,
must be completely and accurately filled out and must include ALL requested information.
You may not submit more than one Refund Claim Form, although you may list on the
Refund Claim Form up to two Covered Belkin Wireless Products for which you have
proof of purchase (as discussed above). Incomplete, fraudulent or otherwise
defective Refund Claim Forms will be rejected, and any sales receipts you send in
accompanied by Refund Notices obtained through such Refund Claim Forms will not
be returned to you.
In the event that Belkin rejects any claim for a full
refund or promotional discount, Belkin will notify you of the rejection and the
reason for the rejection, and will advise you that you may challenge the rejection
by contacting Belkin within 21 days of the rejection and informing Belkin of the
basis for your challenge. Belkin will attempt to resolve the dispute in good faith
with you within 30 days of receipt of your challenge. If the dispute remains, you
will be notified that you have 14 days to contact Class Counsel to appeal Belkin’s
rejection of the claim. If Class Counsel believes the rejection of the claim was
appropriate, Class Counsel will so notify you and Belkin’s counsel within 14 days
of being contacted by you, and the appeal will be rejected and concluded. If Class
Counsel disputes the rejection, Class Counsel will so notify Belkin’s counsel within
14 days of receipt of the appeal, and the Parties will attempt to resolve any and
all disputes in good faith. If the claim is accepted as a result of the appeal process,
you will be provided with your full refund or promotional discount code within 7
days of notification that the claim was accepted, and, in the case of a promotional
discount code, shall have until the end of the Promotional Code Redemption Period,
or 90 days, whichever is later, to use the code for an online purchase.