Welcome to the Website for Prescott v Reckitt Benckiser Settlement


Update: The date of the Final Approval Hearing has changed to March 28, 2024.


If you purchased Woolite laundry detergent in California, New York, or Massachusetts with “Color Renew” and/or “revives colors” on the label, you may be eligible to receive a cash payment from a class action settlement.

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Reckitt Benckiser LLC (“Reckitt” or “Defendant”).

Plaintiffs allege that Reckitt misrepresented that its Woolite Gentle Cycle and Woolite Darks laundry detergents renewed and/or revived the color in clothing. Reckitt contends that the detergents contained technology to renew and revive color in clothing and that the detergents did so. The Court has not made any determination about who is right.

You are a member of a “Settlement Class” if you are any one of the following:

  • California Class: All residents of California who purchased Woolite laundry detergent with a label bearing the phrases “Color Renew” and/or “revives colors” from February 1, 2017 to May 1, 2023.
  • New York Class: All residents of New York who purchased Woolite laundry detergent with a label bearing the phrases “Color Renew” and/or “revives colors” from February 22, 2018 to May 1, 2023.
  • Massachusetts Class: All residents of Massachusetts who purchased Woolite laundry detergent with a label bearing the phrases “Color Renew” and/or “revives colors” from February 22, 2017 to May 1, 2023.
  • Woolite Delicates is not part of this settlement.

The Settlement will provide cash payments from a Settlement Fund to members of the Settlement Class who submit a timely, valid, and approved Claim Form. If you are a member of the Settlement Class, you will need to file a Claim Form by the deadline to receive a cash payment. The amount of the cash payments will depend on the number of valid Claim Forms filed.


Your Legal Rights and Options in This Lawsuit
Submit a Claim Form The only way to get a cash payment is to submit a valid Claim Form by December 19, 2023.
Object Tell the Court why you do not like the Settlement. You will still be bound by the Settlement if the Court approves it, and you may still file a Claim Form for a cash payment. The deadline to object is December 19, 2023.
Exclude Yourself Get no cash payment and keep any right to file your own lawsuit against the Defendant and Released Persons about the legal claims in this case that are released by the Settlement Agreement. The deadline to exclude yourself from the Settlement is December 19, 2023.
Do Nothing Get no cash payment. Give up your legal rights.