Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Plaintiff Sues Whirlpool over Washing Machine Fire

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Whirlpool Corporation (“Whirlpool”), Sears Holdings Corp, and Sears Roebuck & Co, Inc. (“”Sears”) (collectively “Defendants”) in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (styled Steve Chambers, Lynn Van Der Veer, David Brown, Bach-Tuyet Brown, Kevin O’Donnell, Joseph Cicchelli, Kurt Himler, Susan Milicia, Gary LeBlanc and James Cashman v. Whirlpool Corporation, Sears Holdings Corp, and Sears Roebuck & Co, Inc. et al Class Action Case No. CV11-1733), alleging, among other things, that Whirlpool & Sears designed, manufactured, advertised, marketed, and sold KitchenAid and Kennmore brand dishwashers that contained defective electronic control boards that can overheat causing the control board and Dishwasher components to melt, smoke and burst into flames.

The  electronic control board overheating class action lawsuit complaint reportedly asserts claims for alleged violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, violations of unfair business practices act, fraudulent concealment, breach of implied warranty, breach of express warranty, strict products liability and failure to warn, unjust enrichment and negligence. 

Find the lawsuit here: