Even though you still have a few days to enjoy the “free unlimited swapping” promised by FuelRod machines before new fees kick in, there is already a class action lawsuit filed against Tricopian, Inc., the parent company of FuelRod.
According to a court filing in the California Southern District Court, the Law Office of Carey, Danis & Lowe, is accusing FuelRod of a breach of contract, violation of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, false and misleading advertising, and a violation of the California Unfair Competition Law.
The lawsuit claims that the “free unlimited swapping” promised by FuelRod was a primary benefit of purchasing a FuelRod. The machines even stated that benefit next to the point of sale part of the device. Here are a couple of photos of two of the many machines that featured the “free unlimited swapping” verbiage before a sign was put over that portion of the machine to inform guests of the changes coming November 1st.
The case was filed yesterday, October 28th, but we will keep an eye on it as it makes its way through the court system.
What do you think? If you purchased a FuelRod, do you think there was enough false advertising to lead to a class action lawsuit? Would you purchase another FuelRod knowing what you do now? Are you going to pay the $3 fee implemented on November 1st? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!
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