Israel Class Action Settlement:

donderdag, 31 juli 2014 - Categorie: Juridische Informatie

31 juli 2014
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Pelephone and Partner Telecom bedrijven will have to do
radiation examinations to mobile phones they sold & provide
consumers with safe distance warning

According to a settlement agreement in a class action, the
radiation examination will be done free of charge for mobile
phones that were given to repair. In addition, Pelephone will
have to sell earpiece for 10 shekels and Partner will sell
tubes at cheaper rates

By Ofir Dor, Jul 29, 2014 (translated from Hebrew)

The district court in Tel Aviv, approved yesterday (Monday) a
settlement agreement in a class action that was filed against
the cell phone companies Pelephone and Partner, regarding
radiation emission from mobile phones sold by them. A similar
settlement agreement was signed and approved in the past in
front of Mirs (Hot mobile) while the class action in the same
subject against Cellcom, is still being discussed in the court.
In the class action that was filed in 2010 by lawyer Rony
Kordoner, it was claimed among the rest, that Pelephone and
Partner violate their duty to verify after repairing mobile
phones, that they do not emit forbidden radiation, and that
they do not implement the duty to warn customers about risks
in carrying cell phones close to the body. Pelephone and
Partner did not admit the charges, but they agreed to make a
settlement that was already signed in 2013, but was approved
only now.

According to the settlement agreement, within 180 days the
companies will add warning about carrying the mobile phone
close to the body, in communication documents for the
customers. The warning will include an explanation that part
of the mobile phones manufacturers ask to avoid carrying the
mobile phone at distance of less than 2.5 cm from the body,
and sometimes even less.

In addition, within 180 days Pelephone will start selling for
a limited period of time, wired earpiece at the price of 10
shekels only, at all her selling points, in order to help
customers avoid exposure to radiation. Partner committed to
sell a tube for the mobile phone, at lower price instead of an
earpiece. But the main part of the settlement is regarding the
commitment of Pelephone and Partner to do radiation
examinations without payment for mobile phones that were sold
by them and were given for repair. The purpose of the
examinations is to compare the radiation level emitted by the
device, vs. the standard. If the mobile phone exceeds the
standard in more than 12%, the customer will be sent to the
manufacturer for repair. Examination of a mobile phone that
has no problem, will be done for payment. After repairing the
mobile phone, or after the customer will be given a renewed
device that went through repair with regard to the
transmission and reception systems of the mobile phone (RF),
the comparison examination will be done without payment. In
other cases, the examination will be done for payment. In the
settlement, Partner and Pelephone will pay 30,000 each to the
plaintiffs, and 200,000 shekels each to the plaintiffs' lawyers.

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