If you have a Watts Water Heater Connector or a FloodSafe Connector, you could get benefits from two Class Action Settlements.

Settlements have been reached with Watts Regulator Co. (“Watts”) regarding Water Heater and FloodSafe Connectors designed, manufactured, distributed and/or sold by Watts. The Settlements apply to anyone who owns or owned (or leases or leased) a residence or other structure located in the United States containing a Watts Water Heater or FloodSafe Connector after November 4, 2008, including persons who suffered property damage and/or paid to repair property damage caused by the failure of a Water Heater or FloodSafe Connector.

For examples of Watts Water Heater and FloodSafe Connectors, please vist the Affected Products page.

These Settlements provide cash payments for: (1) the replacement of those Water Heater and FloodSafe Connectors currently in use, and (2) reimbursement of up to 25% of the property damage caused by the failure of a Water Heater or FloodSafe Connector.

This website will be updated periodically with new developments concerning the settlement.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM The only way to get a cash payment from these Settlements.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF Get no benefits from the Settlements. This is the only option that allows you to start a lawsuit against Watts for claims about Water Heater and FloodSafe Connectors.
OBJECT If you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement Classes, you may object to the certification of the Settlement Classes, to the terms of the proposed Settlements, or to Class Counsel’s request for attorneys’ fees, expenses or the request for service awards.
GO TO A HEARING Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of these Settlements.
DO NOTHING Get no payment. Give up your rights to sue Watts for claims regarding Water Heater and FloodSafe Connectors.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve these settlements. If it does, benefits will be distributed to those who file a valid and timely Claim Form after final approval by the Court and resolution of any appeals. Please be patient. It is expected that the approval process will take several months.

Important Dates

  • March 7, 2017
    Deadline to mail a request to be excluded from the class action settlement
  • March 7, 2017
    Deadline to mail an objection to the class action settlement
  • April 12, 2017
    Final Fairness Hearing
  • 1 year from the date of the Final Approval Order
    Postmark Deadline to File a Replacement Claim
  • 1 year from the date of the Final Approval Order
    Postmark Deadline to File a Property Damage Claim for claims between November 4, 2008 and November 4, 2014
  • 4 years from the date of the Final Approval Order
    Postmark Deadline to File a Property Damage Claim for claims that occurred after November 4, 2014