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Defective Product

Orange Pipings with "Kitec" Printed on It

IPEX, Inc. and its related companies are settling a group of US and Canadian class actions relating to their Kitec plumbing products and systems. The cmoplaint alleged that the systems and products were defective and prone to failures that might cause leaks or damage to surroundings.

Juul "Starter Kit" with E-Cigarette and Pods

This class action is brought by two men who began vaping as minors who allege they had no idea that vaping products contained high levels of nicotine. The complaint claims that Juul Labs, Inc. did not properly disclose the contents of its pods and the hazards of smoking them.

Hand Peeling Paint off Deck

This class action brings suit against Rust-Oleum Corporation for certain of its Restore products. The complaint alleges that the company made false advertising claims or concealed and omitted material facts, in respect to its Rust-Oleum Deck Start Wood Primer, Restore 2X One Coat Solid Stain, and Restore 4X Deck Coat.

Close-Up of Plantronics Headphone Earpieces

Plantronics, Inc. is settling a class action about its BackBear FIT wireless sport headphones, which it has advertised as being sweatproof, waterproof, and able to provide as many as eight hours of listening time on a charge. The complaint alleged that these claims are not true and that the headphones are therefore not worth what customers paid for them.

Container of 303 THF

Tractor Supply Company and Smitty’s Supply, Inc. are settling a Missouri class action based on their sales of S SuperTrac 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid (THF). The complaint alleged that no real 303-type THF exists at this time and that what was sold as 303 was an inferior product that could damage equipment.

Juul Device and Pods

The complaint for this class action alleges that a Juul “packs a more powerful nicotine punch than traditional cigarettes because JUUL contains roughly twice the nicotine concentration as cigarettes and other vape pens.” It alleges that Juul Labs, Inc., the maker of the e-cigarettes, knew that it posed risks for users, but “continued to disseminate false, misleading and deceitful information” about its products and vaping. Juul, it says, “created an online culture and community targeted to young people, including minors, and designed to encourage JUUL use.”

Whirlpool Refrigerator with Bottom Freezer

Whirlpool Corporation has elected to settle a class action alleging that certain models of its refrigerators with bottom freezers may suffer the blockage of their drainage tubes. This can lead to ice build-up on the floor of the freezer or sometimes leakage.

A family’s two hamsters chewed up their habitats and escaped. The complaint for this class action alleges that PetSmart, Inc.’s All Living Things Tiny Tales Small Pet Habitats are defective and useless. It claims breaches of warranty, among other things.

Cockpit of Boeing 737

The horror of the Boeing 727 Max crashes are usually considered from the point of view of the dead passengers. This class action is brought on behalf of the pilots who had to fly them, day after day, and who are suffering loss of livelihood now that they are grounded. The complaint alleges that the Boeing Company engaged in a coverup and brings suit on behalf of “Pilot J” and roughly twenty other pilots who flew the plane for international “Airline J.”

Two Contigo Water Bottles

The complaint for this class action alleges that Ignite USA, LLC makes water bottles that pose a choking hazard for children. The bottles in question are the Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles, which have spouts that may unintentionally detach.