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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Maker of Shock Collar Products

By Niki Tudge

Good news! A class-action lawsuit has been filed in California against Radio Systems, maker of shock collar products. The story has been picked up by Bloomberg Law and several other sites.


Excerpt from the filing:


“This is a consumer class action arising out of misrepresentations and omissions by Radio Systems in connection with its manufacture, sale, marketing, and advertising of shock collar products under the brand name PetSafe® (the “Shock Collar Products”). Shock Collar Products are devices that deliver electric shocks to household pets via a collar worn around the pets’ necks. In an effort to extract money from unsuspecting consumers concerned over the well-being of their pets, Radio Systems manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells dozens of Shock Collar Products through its websites and nationwide retailers’ physical stores and websites, while falsely claiming that the Shock Collar Products are ‘safe’ and ‘harmless’ tools for preventing unwanted behaviors.”


The Pet Professional Guild and its position statements are mentioned and cited in the filing.



Purchasers of shock collar products from one of these brands may be entitled to damages and an injunction forcing the seller to halt the practice:
  • PetSafe
  • Invisible Fence
  • SportDog
  • PremierPet
If you purchased one of these shock collar products and would like to learn more about your legal rights—or would like to participate in the class action lawsuit—please go to this page on the Schubert Firm’s website and complete the contact form for a free legal consultation.


This is a great step forward for the Shock-Free Coalition. Please sign the Shock-Free Pledge. We will provide updates on the trial as we learn more.

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