March 3 2015
- by Lucy Campbell
Los Angeles, CA:
A defective product
class action lawsuit has been filed against Frigidaire/Electrolux on behalf of anyone who owns an over-the-stove microwave with a stainless steel handle. According to the lawsuit, the handle can overheat, reaching temperatures of more than 168°F within minutes of the stove' cooking surface being in operation, causing a risk for serious injury to anyone who touches the handle with a bare hand.
According to the national class action, Electrolux Home Products Inc. distributed and sold the defective microwaves throughout the United States. The lawsuit claims the handle defect is "unreasonably dangerous, as it can result, and has resulted, in injury
including burns to the skin."
The lawsuit claims that despite Electrolux having been notified about the defect, it has failed to recall the defective product or reimburse consumers, past or present, who have incurred costs related to their purchase of a defective microwave or injuries.
The case is 4:15-cv-00371-MWB filed in the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Plaintiffs are represented by Anthony D. Shapiro of HBSSLaw.
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