Sharp Drawer-Type Microwave Oven Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Sharp Electronics Corporation alleging that certain of its drawer-type microwave ovens have a defect that may cause “arcing through the waveguide.” The arcing may make the ovens malfunction or fail.  Read more

A Sharp Drawer-Type Microwave

Whirlpool Dishwashers Improperly-Oriented Seal and Leakage Pennsylvania Class Action

Whirlpool makes dishwashers under a number of brands: Whirlpool, KitchenAid, JennAir, Maytag, and Kenmore. The complaint for this class action alleges that certain Whirlpool dishwashers are made with an improperly-installed seal that can deteriorate and leak and cause damage to cabinetry, flooring, and other property.  Read more

Leaking Dishwasher

LG Electronics Refrigerator No-Cooling Settlement

LG Electronics USA, Inc. is paying an unknown amount to settle two class actions against it. The complaints alleged that LG refrigerators have a defect in a compressor part that results in a loss of cooling and spoils property in the refrigerator (food, beverages, medicine); and also that LG provided inadequate warranty and repair service.  Read more

LG Logo Sign on Top of Building

Whirlpool Dishwashers Faulty Seal and Leakage Minnesota Class Action

Whirlpool makes dishwashers under the Whirlpool name, but it also makes them for its subsidiaries and affiliates, including KitchenAid, JennAir, Maytag, and Kenmore. The complaint for this class action alleges that certain Whirlpool dishwashers are made with a defect that can cause them to leak and cause damage to cabinetry, flooring, and other property.  Read more

Suds Leaking Out of Bottom of Dishwasher

Trane, American Standard Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Settlement

Trane US, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that certain Trane and American Standard air conditioners and heat pumps may fail due to the formation of sticky deposits on an internal valve, sometimes called the TXV. Also, the complaint alleged that when these failures occurred, Trane told service persons not to replace the valves  Read more

Trane Air Conditioning Unit

GE Microwaves with Shattering Glass Settlement

General Electric Company is settling a class action alleging that certain of its GE-brand microwaves have a defect that leads to the spontaneous shattering of the glass in their doors. The problem involves GE Profile or GE Monogram brand microwaves with certain serial numbers.  Read more

GE Monogram Microwave Oven

NuWave Oven Domes Susceptible to Cracking Class Action

NuWave, LLC makes kitchen appliances. This class action concerns the company’s NuWave Oven, a countertop appliance with a “high-quality plastic dome” that the complaint alleges is likely to crack after very little usage.  Read more

NuWave Oven Pro with Whole Chicken Inside

Samsung Dryers Thin-Metal Drums Lead to Cracking Class Action

Dryers operate by tumbling clothing with hot air in a drum-shaped compartment. The complaint for this class action alleges that certain dryers made by Samsung Electronics America, Inc. have a defect that leads to the cracking of their drums, rendering them useless.  Read more

Door to Front-Loading Dryer Standing Open

Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air Cooktops Fire Hazard Class Action

The Whirlpool Corporation is “the world’s leading major home appliance company,” the complaint for this class action says, “with approximately $21 billion in annual sales.” However, according to the complaint, some of its cooktops, sold under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and Jenn-Air brands, are defective and can turn on by themselves, posing a fire hazard.  Read more

Whirlpool Glass Cooktop

Canadian KitchenAid, Kenmore, and Whirlpool Dishwasher Settlement

This class action, about defects in dishwashers, has a half dozen defendants: Whirlpool Corporation, Sears Holdings Management Corporation, Sears Roebuck and Co., Inc., Sears Canada, Inc., Whirlpool Canada Co., and Whirlpool Canada, LP. The complaint alleged that defects in the dishwashers caused them to overheat, ignite, emit smoke, sparks, fumes, or stop working (an Overheating  Read more