On September 9, 2013, Klein Lawyers together with Alberta law firm James H. Brown & Associates filed a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool Corporation, Sears Holdings Management Corporation, Sears Roebuck and Co., Inc., Sears Canada Inc., Whirlpool Canada Co. and Whirlpool Canada LP, for manufacturing and selling defective dishwashers that can have serious failings including spontaneous fires from a defective control panel.
The lawsuit has been brought on behalf of Canadian consumers who purchased Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Kenmore branded dishwashers. The lawsuit alleges that the dishwashers are dangerously defective. Specifically, the electronic control board on the dishwashers may overheat, causing a fire.
What Goes Wrong
The dishwashers contain a dangerous defect and the product is a fire hazard. Each dishwasher is equipped with an electronic control board that has an unreasonable propensity to over-heat. This can cause the dishwashers to emit smoke, sparks, flames and fumes containing harmful gases, vapors and particulate matter. The defects in the dishwashers create a substantial risk of fire to nearby objects such as woodwork, kitchen counters, cabinetry, dishtowels and any other flammable material in the vicinity of the dishwashers.
The Defendants have known about this product defect for years, yet have failed to take appropriate corrective action, including warning consumers, recalling or repairing the product and is in breach of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and the Sale of Goods Act.
See If You Qualify
If your Whirlpool, KitchenAid or Kenmore dishwasher overheated and caused personal injury or smoke/fire damage to your dishwasher or other property, please complete the Do You Qualify? Form or contact us for more information about this class action lawsuit.