As we reported a few weeks ago, Blue Buffalo has agreed to pay $32 million to settle a class action lawsuit that charged its products made pets sick. The settlement administrator has now provided details of how affected consumers can apply for reimbursement.
Consumers eligible for reimbursement must have purchased a Blue Buffalo product in the United States between May 7, 2008 and December 18, 2015. Consumers can receive $5 for each $50 worth of Blue Buffalo products purchased between those dates.
Consumers must complete a claim form and include either proof of purchase or sign a statement certifying under penalty of perjury how much they spent on Blue Buffalo products.
What to do
Complete details are available on the official settlement site -- https://www.petfoodsettlement.com/. This is the only official site. It includes links to the claim form and other documents.
Consumers should not contact Blue Buffalo, the court, or ConsumerAffairs. All of the necessary information is on the official settlement site.
Blue Buffalo has denied any wrongdoing and says health problems encountered by consumers' pets may have been caused by supplier misconduct.
"More than a year ago, we informed our Pet Parents about the misconduct of a former ingredient supplier and a broker. While we will continue to pursue our claims against them, we decided that it is in the best interest of our Pet Parents and our company to resolve the class actions now," said Bill Bishop, chairman and founder of Blue Buffalo.