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Uponor, Inc. to Resolve U.S. Class-action Suit through Enhanced Warranty.

Uponor, Inc. and several home builders, plumbers and distributor partners have requested court approval of two class-action settlements relating to alleged failure risks of Uponor yellow brass fittings.

"We continue to have a high level of confidence in the long-term performance of these products as they have an excellent track record, but view these settlements as a way to resolve extensive litigation and assure our customers and partners that we stand behind our products," said Bill Gray, president of Uponor, Inc.

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According to the terms of the settlements, Uponor, Inc. will be providing an enhanced warranty to property owners to cover potential fitting failures. There also will be a separate claims fund established to honor the terms of an enhanced warranty. Details of the Settlements are subject to final Court approval.

Uponor, Inc. is an award-winning provider of plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping and pre-insulated piping systems for residential and commercial applications. In 2014, the company received a Best-in-Class award for Minnesota manufacturing, a Community Impact Award for sustainability, and a Progress Minnesota award for driving business growth and economic development. The company was also named a Top 100 Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Uponor, Inc. employs more than 500 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn.

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