Electrolux named in class action lawsuit over defective dishwashers

Electrolux Home Products Inc

ELECTROLUX

 

Plaintiff represents a proposed class of thousands of consumers—who owned and used residential dishwashers designed and manufactured by Defendant Electrolux Home Products, Inc., and sold under the Frigidaire or Electrolux brand name. These dishwashers are dangerously defective in that the electrical system overheats and catches on fire, burning holes through the dishwasher, causing flooding, or engulfing the entire dishwasher and surrounding area in flames.

The seriousness of the health and safety hazard this defect poses is exemplified by this picture of a Frigidaire dishwasher, which caught fire and burned part of the house down:

Other consumers’ experiences are equally alarming and illustrate the degree to which these dishwashers pose an unreasonable safety hazard.

As alleged, Electrolux has known of this dangerous defect for years; however, to date, it has failed to recall or otherwise inform the public that its dishwashers are defective and are serious safety risk.

Electrolux’s conduct violates well-established contract, tort, and consumer protection laws of Illinois and various states. Plaintiff brings this suit on behalf of herself and similarly situated consumers. She seeks damages and appropriate equitable relief, including an order enjoining Electrolux from selling these dishwashers without disclosing the defect to its consumers.

Complaint


Timothy S. said
1269 days ago
Hello I just had my dishwasher catch fire. It was not being used and we were not home. Luckily we returned in time before real damage. The fire department came and removed the dishwasher. We were told by them that this happens fairly regularly. Please contact me for more info.

Thanks,

Tim Sherwood


Willie W. said
886 days ago
My wife just noticed tonight that our heading element had burnt a section of the tub inside our dishwasher. The dishwasher is less than a year old.


Willie W. said
886 days ago
My wife just noticed tonight that our heading element had burnt a section of the tub inside our dishwasher. The dishwasher is less than a year old.


Pable H. said
658 days ago
My Frigidaire dishwasher started to smoke yesterday. Just by chance Iwas still in the kitchen and was able to stop it immediately otherwise there could have been very serious repercussions.

I would like to be added to the class action lawsuit.


dan o. said
355 days ago
I have electrolux fridgidaire dishwasher overheated inside, worped the tub and water leaked through out my kitchen, dining room, down stairs drywall through out. 7500 in damages. There risk manager response never heard of this happening, this is not possible. bunch of liars.


dan o. said
355 days ago
I have electrolux fridgidaire dishwasher overheated inside, worped the tub and water leaked through out my kitchen, dining room, down stairs drywall through out. 7500 in damages. There risk manager response never heard of this happening, this is not possible. bunch of liars.


dan o. said
355 days ago
I have electrolux fridgidaire dishwasher overheated inside, worped the tub and water leaked through out my kitchen, dining room, down stairs drywall through out. 7500 in damages. There risk manager response never heard of this happening, this is not possible. bunch of liars.


dan o. said
355 days ago
I have electrolux fridgidaire dishwasher overheated inside, worped the tub and water leaked through out my kitchen, dining room, down stairs drywall through out. 7500 in damages. There risk manager response never heard of this happening, this is not possible. bunch of liars.


Joseph B. said
353 days ago
At 1am on 6/6/2018 i was awoke by my smoke detectors and discovered smoke discharging from the front of my fridgidaire dish washer. When i opened the dishwasher door the back half of the dishwashers floor was gone and flames were coming up through the opening. At this time i could also hear water spraying from the damaged supply line. I immediately went to turn off the circuit breaker and discovered it had already tripped. I then began to throw water on the exposed flames until they were extinguished. I then removed then removed the dishwasher from the home and started cleaning up the water and airing out the house to get rid of the smoke.


Mike &pat W. said
319 days ago
i have a fridgidare freezer -going on 3 yrs old & BEEN HAVING LOTS OF PROBLEMS W/IT LOST A BUNCH OF FOOF 2 TIMES DUE TO IT QUITTING -FIRST TIME SOME SWITCH QUIT & STOPPED freezing! now t knocks & has a hot spot on the sides -total junk-i never had a freezer /that would not run 10 yrs or more !! i need to sue them & get my money back


Porcha E. said
75 days ago
I have a fridgidare dishwasher I bought it brand new and it stopped working 3 days later. A technician came out diagnosed the issue and it worked for 2 months and broke again. Finally, on the 3rd repair I was given a new dishwasher. The new one installed and worked for 5 months, now it just completely stopped working again-no electrical power at all. I did file a complaint with the BBB. I believe these dish-washers are lemons and should have been recalled.


Porcha E. said
75 days ago
I have a fridgidare dishwasher I bought it brand new and it stopped working 3 days later. A technician came out diagnosed the issue and it worked for 2 months and broke again. Finally, on the 3rd repair I was given a new dishwasher. The new one installed and worked for 5 months, now it just completely stopped working again-no electrical power at all. I did file a complaint with the BBB. I believe these dish-washers are lemons and should have been recalled.

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