The attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from consumers whose dishwasher caught fire. It has been alleged that some models of several name brands contain a defect in which the heating element comes in contact with the tub floor, creating burns or holes in it, and subsequently, pose a risk of fires or flooding. To view a list of dishwashers and other products under investigation by ClassAction.org, please visit http://www.classaction.org/defective-products.html today. If your dishwasher caught fire or leaked due to a defect, you may have legal recourse to collect compensation for property damage and other losses.
Over the past several years, a number of reports have surfaced online from consumers whose dishwashers caught fire, as well as various news articles detailing these incidents. In fact, using estimates from 2006 through 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that major appliances caused more than 150,000 residential fires each year. The CPSC said that these fires caused nearly $550 million in related damage, as well as more than 3600 injuries.
As consumer complaints continue to mount, appliance-related fires have also caught the attention of attorneys handling class action lawsuits. For instance, in Nov. 2011, a class action lawsuit was filed against Whirlpool alleging that a defect in two brands of its dishwashers cause the appliances to overheat, smoke and catch fire. The lead plaintiff alleged that his Kitchen-Aid dishwasher caught fire in March 2009 soon after starting the appliance.
Currently, the attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating potential claims on behalf of consumers whose dishwasher caught fire or leaked water, as related to the alleged defect which causes the heating element of the dishwasher to come in contact with the tub floor. If your dishwasher caught fire or leaked, find out if you have legal recourse to collect compensation for damages. Visit ClassAction.org today to report your complaint and receive more information.
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