A fund of $8.2 million is proposed to settle allegations related to decking, railing or fencing materials made by Trex, which offers wood-alternative products. A lawsuit filed against the company claimed that its products would discolor unevenly and become prone to developing mold, mildew, and other fungal spots when they were cleaned with certain bleach-based cleaning products.
Consumers may be eligible for a cash payment of $150 or a discount off Trex products and partial reimbursement for labor costs, according to the website classactionrebates.com.The settlement applies to products that were made between Aug. 1, 2004, and Aug. 27, 2013. The deadline to submit a claim is May 27. A website has been set up to answer questions about the claims process.