Class Eligibility

All individuals and entities that own or owned, or lease or leased a residence or other structure located in the United States containing a Water Heater or a FloodSafe Connector after November 4, 2008.

Estimated Amount

Replacement Connectors

Or reimbursements for those who have suffered property damage

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Ponzo v. Watts Regulator Co. & Klug v. Watts Regulator Co
C No. 1:14-cv-14080-ADB & No. 8:15-cv-00061-JFB-TDT
District Court for the District of Nebraska

Case Summary

The lawsuits allege that Watts:

  • Designed, manufactured, marketed and/or sold Water Heater and FloodSafe Connectors that were defective;
  • Knew of the defective condition of these connectors; and
  • Failed to provide warnings to prevent failure of the connectors.

The lawsuits allege that Watts’ actions led to the failure of the Water Heater and FloodSafe Connectors. The lawsuits ask for replacement connectors to be provided to those who purchased Water Heater and FloodSafe Connectors and for money to be paid to those who paid to repair property damage as a result of the failure of the connectors.

Watts denies all the claims and allegations in the lawsuits. Watts maintains that its Water Heater and FloodSafe Connectors are not defective in any respect and that any failures are the result of other factors (such as improper installation, misuse, or products being at the end of their lifespan).

Settlement Pool





Watts Claims Administrator
PO Box 4259
Portland, OR 97208-4259
1-877-845-3575 (Toll-Free)

One response to “Watts Heater and FloodSafe Connector Class Action Settlement”

  1. Jim Shaw says:

    I purchased a Watts (66213324) stainless steel water heater connector 24″ (BK LBF-24).

    This morning the Watts connector sprung a large leak and had to be replaced with another line I purchased from Lowe’s today.

    I could not find the receipt for the Watts connector that I purchase but I do have the damaged water line.

    The leak was discovered before any real damage was done.

    Do I qualify for a replacement connector?

    ADMIN – Hi Jim,

    If you have the connector you should be able to qualify.

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