A class action suit has been file against Harmonix, MTV Networks, its parent company Viacom, and Electronic Arts over faulty drum pedals in Rock Band. According to GameSpot:
"The suit contends that the aforementioned parties are in violation of an implied warranty that all of the items sold with the Rock Band kit were of 'merchantable quality and fit for the purpose for which defendants marketed, advertised, and sold such products to plaintiff and the proposed class.' The suit also notes that despite MTV Games and Harmonix's awareness of the defect, they continue to sell the game. Evidencing this claim, the suit notes that the new Rock Band 2 kick pedal now includes a metal plate, where as the original drum kit still packs the plastic support piece. Plaintiff Morgan and those he represents are seeking reimbursement of the purchase cost for the Rock Band kit, for MTV Games and EA to cease selling the defective product, and any other damages as deemed by the court."
Using my expertise as a failed law student, I've come to the conclusion that the case seems pretty reasonable. However, it'll be a long, long time before any customers see any money from this case and if they do, I doubt it will be for the amount desired.
How are you guys faring with your Rock Band pedals? Are there any lead-footed readers of TheFeed that have experienced broken pedals? Leave a comment and let me know.