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ADT Home Security Wireless Peripheral Sensor Vulnerability Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action alleging that ADT failed to tell customers that its residential security systems using wireless peripheral sensors were vulnerable, because the wireless sensors could be evaded or jammed using electronic devices.   Read more

CertainTeed Defective Vinyl Siding Breach of Warranty Class Action

A photo in the complaint for this class action shows the side of plaintiff Richard Willis’s home, with the vinyl rippling and bulging like a restless sea. Yet according to the complaint, his warranty claim to CertainTeed was denied, with the company claiming that the problem was caused by “heat distortion” from glass reflection. Among  Read more

Rescue It! and Revitalize Resurfacer Defective Product Settlement

PPG Industries has agreed to settle a class action alleging that its Rescue It! products are defective and do not adhere properly to decking or other substrates, causing the products to peel, crack, and bubble, and causing damage to the property they’re applied to. The products included are the following: Olympic® RESCUE IT!® Wood &  Read more

Recalled Contaminated Baby Wipes Settlement

Nutek Disposables has agreed to settle a class action alleging that some of its baby and feminine wipes, sold in the US and later recalled, may have been contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia bacteria. The bacteria is claimed to cause skin infections or irritation, bacterial genitourinary tract infections, or other symptoms. The products include feminine wipes,  Read more

Powerblock Urethane Series Weight Set Heat Deterioration Class Action

Plaintiff Peter Cohen bought PowerBlock’s Urethane Series Dumbbells, advertised as the “World’s Best Dumbbell,” at a MSRP price of $1,396. However, the complaint alleges that in just four years of fairly light use, some of the weights began to crack and break. Since the weights came with a lifetime warranty, the complaint says, Cohen took  Read more

Weyerhaeuser Formaldehyde Off-Gassing Flak Jacket Joists Class Action

The Esanbocks’ new home in Savage, Minnesota was built in 2017 using Weyerhaeuser Flak Jacket Joists, which were coated with formaldehyde resin. In late July, the complaint says, the home’s builder informed the family that the Weyerhaeuser joists had been found to be off-gassing formaldehyde. The family moved out the next day, and the complaint  Read more

DeckOver Defective Deck Resurfacing Consumer Fraud Class Action

What if a product advertised to decrease the time and money you had to spend on a task actually increased it? That’s essentially the charge leveled by the complaint for this class action at Behr’s DeckOver resurfacing and restoration product, which Behr claims is more durable (four or five times thicker), improves decks by filling  Read more

Surge Protector Overheating, Smoking, or Burning Investigation

The Consumer Product Safety Commission website lists recalls of surge protectors made by many different companies, going back to the 1980s, which include reports of smoking, electrical shock, fires, property damage, and injuries. Surge protectors are designed to protect electrical or electronic equipment from voltage spikes or surges that can damage them. What’s dangerous is  Read more

Wolf Appliance Porcelain Oven Interior Defect Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, plaintiff Barry Garfinkle bought a Wolf 30-inch E Series double over in May 2012, but within a little over a year, he noticed that the porcelain interior finish on one of the oven cavities had begun to crack and splinter off. Not long after that, the complaint  Read more

See-Doo Personal Watercraft Melting Exhaust Resonator Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, See-Doo PWC’s have a defect that causes the exhaust resonator to melt, causing the craft to take on water and sink. This case has been brought against three related companies collectively known as BRP, who act together to design, manufacture, market, distribute, warrant, sell, and service PWCs.  Read more