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.