Plantronics BackBeat FIT Headphone Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Plantronics, Inc. is settling a class action about its BackBear FIT wireless sport headphones, which it has advertised as being sweatproof, waterproof, and able to provide as many as eight hours of listening time on a charge. The complaint alleged that these claims are not true and that the headphones are therefore not worth what customers paid for them.

Docket Number:


Company: Plantronics Inc.

Filing Deadline: December 31, 2019

Class Period: April 1, 2014 to October 31, 2019

Objection Deadline: November 22, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: November 22, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: December 20, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

Proof may not be required for $25 claim if purchase can be verified with certain larger store records. For $50 claim, you must include proof that you made a contemporaneous prior written complaint that the headphones failed due to a battery issue or to moisture, water or sweat.


You may be eligible if you are a person living in the US or its territories who bought Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless headphones, versions Genesis or 16M, at retail, between April 1, 2014 and October 31, 2019.

Typical Settlement Amount:

One of three options: (1) Extended limited warranty; (2) $50 payment; or (3) $25 payment. For more information, see the Notice at https://www.headphonesettlement.com/docs/Long%20Form%20Notice.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Goldenberg Schneider
Markovits Stock DeMarco
Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah

Claim Form: Plantronics BackBeat FIT Headphones Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Phil Shin, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, v. Plantronics, Inc.

Settlement Website: Plantronics BackBeat FIT Headphones Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
AB Data, Ltd.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Headphone Settlement
c/o A. B. Data Ltd.
PO Box 173083
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Tags: Defective Product, Electronic Parts Components and Systems, Headphones