Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. is investigating claims for a class action lawsuit against Vizio, Inc. for allegedly falsely and misleadingly concealing the fact that its televisions use significantly more energy than the EnergyGuide labeling and advertising for those televisions indicate, thereby increasing consumers’electricity costs.
It has been alleged that Vizio is misleading energy efficiency of its televisions. Vizio TVs are designed to implement certain energy saving features when operating the television in default mode in order to pass testing criteria needed to obtain a low energy rating for its televisions. However, while the Vizio’s televisions are programmed to apply these energy-saving features during testing for energy consumption, the primary energy-saving features are automatically disabled without warning whenever the factory-default picture settings are changed. Unknown to consumers, any change to the default settings on their television, deactivates the main energy saving features and increases the energy consumption of their televisions significantly, leading to increased yearly electrical bills.
A September 2016 report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 2 million members and online activists, identifies television manufactures who are misleading energy efficiency of their TVs. This independent organization conducted laboratory testing which revealed the above findings, and found that the average consumer will spend an extra $100 to $200 in energy bills than advertised over the standard ten-year lifetime of a television.
If you, or someone you know, has purchased a Vizio misleading energy efficiency TV, please contact us to discuss your potential claim. All initial consultations are free of charge.
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