In October 2010, Option consommateurs instituted a class action against certain companies it alleged had conspired to artificially inflate the price of flexible polyurethane foam made in Canada from January 1, 1999, to January 10, 2012.
All products containing flexible polyurethane foam, such as upholstered furniture, mattresses, and carpet underlay made of flexible polyurethane foam, were covered in this file.
The class action was authorized in July 2013. From 2013 to 2017, settlement agreements were reached between the plaintiff and the various corporate defendants, i.e. Les industries Foamextra, Foamex Innovations inc., Michael Calderoni, Donald Phillips, Vincenzo Bonaddio, Mohawk Industries Inc., Produits Vitafoam Canada Limitée, Vitafoam inc., Leggett & Platt Inc., Woodbridge Foam Corporation, Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, A-Z Sponge & Foam Products Ltd., Domfoam International Inc., Valle Foam Industries (1995) Inc., Future Foam Inc., Flexible Foam Products Inc., Carpenter Canada Co., and Carpenter Co.
The courts approved the distribution of over $38 million collected on behalf of the class members.
The file is now closed.