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Tunze Aquarientechnik GMBH Investigated by Washington, DC-based Law Firm

Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2011 at 10:02 am by

In a recent press release, The Lewis Firm PLLC announced it’s investigation of Tunze for misrepresentations regarding the output flow rates produced by some of their propeller-based circulation pumps. Now, let’s say right off the bat, that a pending investigation means nothing, and is not by any means proof of any wrongdoing. The question, we believe, will focus around how flow is defined and therefore measured. A recent study at the Penn State University found that Tunze “allegedly” exaggerated the flow rates of the Tunze 6105, 6250 and 6305 series pumps by 46%, 80%, 120%, respectively. Again, an allegation means nothing, legally or ethically, but it will be interesting to see how this investigation is conducted.

Here is the official Press Release found on Investors.com:

WASHINGTON, Aug 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Lewis Firm PLLC is conducting an investigation into potential violations of consumer protection and false advertising laws by Tunze Aquarientechnik GMBH, a Penzberg, Germany-based manufacturer of aquarium components, and its North American subsidiary, Tunze USA LLC (collectively, “Tunze”). The firm’s investigation centers on misrepresentations regarding the output flow rates produced by certain propeller-based aquarium circulation pumps manufactured by Tunze and sold throughout the United States.

According to a recent study performed by engineers from Penn State University, Tunze’s advertisements and promotional literature drastically overstate the output flow rates produced by at least three of its Turbelle Stream 2 series aquarium pumps. Specifically, the study found that the stated flow rates of Tunze’s 6105, 6205 and 6305 series pumps are exaggerated by 46%, 80% and 120%, respectively. (See http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2011/7/aafeature.) By contrast, Tunze’s competitors were found to have either understated or accurately reported the flow rates of their propeller pumps. (See http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2011/7/aafeature_album/figure_14_pump_flowrate.jpg.)

The Lewis Firm PLLC is a Washington, DC law firm with extensive experience in the investigation and prosecution of fraud and consumer fraud claims. The firm specializes in the representation of consumers in product defect matters. If you own a Tunze Turbelle Stream 2 model 6105, 6205 or 6305 aquarium pump and wish to obtain additional information about your rights, please contact The Lewis Firm PLLC by email at info@lewis-firm.com. Please include the model number of your pump, the date of purchase and your state of residence in your correspondence.

Michael P. Lewis The Lewis Firm PLLC 901 New York Ave., N.W. Ste. 550 Washington, DC 20001 (202) 630-6257 info@lewis-firm.com

Attorney Advertising. (C) 2010 The Lewis Firm PLLC. The law firm responsible for this advertisement is The Lewis Firm PLLC. Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future matter. We are happy to discuss your particular case.

SOURCE: The Lewis Firm PLLC

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