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Zurn Pex Faces Class Action Lawsuits

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St. Paul, MNConsumers who have Zurn Pex plumbing systems in their homes may discover that the system is not all it was cracked up to be. People have already experienced leaking in their homes that has caused significant water damage. Some lawsuits have already been filed, although as more consumers experience problems with their Zurn Pex plumbing more lawsuits will likely be filed.

plumbing fixturesOne such lawsuit was filed in August 2007. The class action lawsuit, filed by Denise and Terry Cox, alleges that brass plumbing fittings used in their residential plumbing system failed, causing extensive damage to their home. The lawsuit seeks to represent all owners with Zurn Pex plumbing systems that have brass fittings. The plaintiffs are seeking replacement of all Zurn fittings, regardless of whether or not they have already failed.

Meanwhile, a different lawsuit was filed by a man and woman who claim that Zurn Pex plumbing systems caused damage to their home. According to the Bismark Tribune, the plaintiffs are requesting the lawsuit be certified class action. The lawsuit alleges that the Zurn Pex brass fittings failed just months after they were installed, causing extensive damage and resulting in health problems.

Consumers are not just concerned about major flooding in their homes, but also about slow leaks. Brass fittings are often hidden in hard to reach areas, such as in drywall or between floors. In such places, a leak could take a long time to detect, in the meantime causing damage to the walls and floors, allowing mold to develop and causing health problems for residents.

People who have not yet experienced leaks or flooding are also concerned. Because the fittings are so difficult to reach, replacing them can be costly and time-consuming. Furthermore, consumers allege that Zurn, the company that makes the Zurn Pex fittings, is not honoring its warranties, leaving customers to pay for repair and replacement of their fittings.

In many cases, the fittings are failing in a very short time after they were installed. One person who wrote to LawyersandSettlements.com noted that he had fittings fail within six months of being installed, causing flooding in his home.

As more people experience problems with their Zurn Pex plumbing systems, more lawsuits will likely be filed. Consumers are upset that their plumbing systems do not work as well as they should, cause water damage and health problems and require major repair work. Such repair work includes wall, floor and tile repairs, all of which can be expensive and frustrating, especially if the fittings were recently installed.

If you have Zurn Pex plumbing in your home, you may be eligible to join a class action lawsuit against Zurn Industries. Contact a lawyer to discuss your legal options.

Reader Comments

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I would love to hear back from you and know just what next steps I need to take to be reimbursed for my expenses do to the failure of these fittings throughout my home.

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had an accident with their auto sensor...waste and water etc splashed all over me ... need professional advice ..why this happen...court case

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I had a local contractor redo the entire plumbing system in my home in 2008, I have been experiencing wide-spread failures of fittings many with a white powdery coating and dripping throughout my basement. I have an extensive shop and many of my expensive upright power tools have succumbed to premature rusting. Last night we had a full on gusher. The original contractor is out of business (retired) and I have been left to swap out sharkbite fittings in many of the locations. at this point I am over 30% sharkbite, with another 30% of the fittings coated with a white powder and dripping. Is there a lawsuit, How difficult is it to put a claim in with Zurn? Who can I contact as a homeowner to get some relief and help in order to know how to resolve this.

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I have had four breaks in my main water line in my house that is 1" dura-pex. This has caused major damage. My home was built in 2006.

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We remodeled our home in 2001 and over the years, we have had to have a plumber out many times to replace these fittings in our home. It just recently got to the point in the master bath room that we had to tear out our vanities and cabinets and replace all the fittings in that wall and treat for mold. We are also having to do the same thing in our small bathroom. We can still get to most of the fittings that we have not replaced in the attic and are replacing those as well. We still have the kitchen and laundry room. We have already replaced at least 2 in the kitchen. So far none in the laundry room. Just a matter of time!!!!!!!!! DO NOT PUT THESE FITTINGS IN YOUR HOME!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE BAD AND A BIG HEADACHE.

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I have Zurn brass fitting it my home and have been flooded out twice in four months. My home is 5 years old. The first time was July 2012 and we just got back in our home. My home had to have extensive work done and I have to leave and move out. Now Sunday Nov 18 I am totally flooded out again and the whole same situation is taking place. This is outrageous, not to mention the inconvience to me and my husband and the emotional effect, but the expense to my insurance company. Now to prevent this from happening a third time I have to bear the expense of having all this plumbing changed in my home. This was my last gasp as we built this house to retire in and had not anticipated all these extra expenses in a brand new home. HELP>

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i am having problems with stainless fiting causing manger damage to a denial office.

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