The Foundation for Consumers will launch a class action lawsuit against the importer and distributor of Korea King cooking pans on behalf of 109 buyers of the kitchen utensil.
This came after Wizard Solution, the sole distributor the controversial cooking pans rejected the foundation's offer to mediate with the company on behalf of the consumers but would directly deal with them.
Foundation secretary-general Ms Saree Ongsomwang said Thursday that the class action lawsuit would set an example for the business sector to pay more attention their advertising to make sure that their products match with the advertised quality.
Mr Sitthawat Pakinsakulpat, a volunteer lawyer, said consumers would get fairer treatment if the collectively lodge a class action suit instead of separately filing cases.
Ms Narumon Mekborisut, head of the Centre for the Protection of Consumers' Rights, said each buyer would demand compensation for the price each paid for the cooking pans, 3,900 baht for Diamond series and 3,300 baht for the Gold series, plus other expenses incurred such as travel expenses.
She expected the lawsuit to be filed with the court in June.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)