Viking VK457 Fire Sprinklers Nationwide Class Action Settlement

Sauder Schelkopf and co-counsel have reached a nationwide class action settlement on behalf of tens of thousands of property owners.  The settlement provides for a national replacement program at no cost to property owners.  Property owners with Viking VK457 Fire Sprinklers that were sold between Jan. 1, 2013 and March 31, 2015, are eligible for a free replacement.  It was alleged that these sprinklers have a manufacturing defect that causes them to activate without heat being present. This alleged fire sprinkler defect can flood a home with several inches of water in a short period of time and cause significant damage to homes and personal property.  On July 28, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland granted final approval to the proposed class action settlement.

For more information or to obtain a Claim Form, visit or contact  The settlement website contains all relevant dates regarding the settlement, relevant court documents, and answers to frequently asked questions concerning the settlement. Claims can also be submitted through the settlement website.

Experience Matters

Sauder Schelkopf has a nationally recognized consumer class action practice with significant experience representing millions of individuals throughout the country.  The attorneys at Sauder Schelkopf has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of consumers who purchased faulty products. We recently announced a $43.5 million plumbing defect nationwide settlement on behalf of property owners.  We served as co-lead counsel in a $14 million settlement in Nebraska related to defective water connectors.  Additionally, we recently settled a national class action in Washington state on behalf of tens of thousands of homeowners who had defective water filter systems installed under their sinks.

We Want to Hear From You

If you have Viking VK457 fire sprinklers sold between Jan. 1, 2013 and March 31, 2015, fill out the form on this page so that you can receive notice of the settlement.

Sauder Schelkopf Attorneys at Law
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