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Defective Product

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.

Yellow Rock 'n Play Sleeper

Fisher-Price, Inc. makes a product called the Rock ’n Play Sleeper which purports to be appropriate for babies to sleep in for an extended period or even overnight. But the complaint for this class action alleges that babies left to sleep on it have been injured or died, and that the product is not in fact safe for its advertised purpose. It sues Fisher-Price and its parent company Mattel, Inc. for selling a product they knew or should have known was dangerous.

Boeing 737 MAX Cockpit

The plaintiff in this class action is identified only as “Pilot H”; the complaint claims to be related to another case brought by a “Pilot X.” The issue? Boeing and its 737 MAX aircraft, which the complaint says Boeing knew was not safe. The complaint alleges that pilots qualified on the 737 MAX were poorly trained and suffered emotional distress before the aircraft’s grounding and economic damages after it.

Google Pixel Smartphone

Google, LLC is putting aside $7.25 million to settle a class action claiming that there were defects in the original Pixel or Pixel XL smartphones. The complaint alleged that these defects could lead to the failure of the microphones or speakers.

MyFord Touch System

Ford Motor Company has chosen to settle a class action about the MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch information and entertainment systems installed in many Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The complaint alleged that the systems are defective and do not work properly.