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Defective Product

Duracell Model 250 LED Flashlights

When Plaintiff Stanley Siddle found that the Duracell batteries in his Duracell flashlight were dead, he thought he might just have gotten a bad batch. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the flashlights were defective and drained batteries while stored in the Off position. Despite this, the Duracell Company did not recall the flashlights.

Pair of Combat Arms Earplugs

It’s a little alarming to hear that a set of earplugs designed for combat situations actually amplifies noise when inserted in a certain position. The complaint for this class action claims that 3M Company, Inc.’s Combat Arms earplugs are defective and that 3M knew this when it applied for a contract with the US military. 

House with Pale Green Allura Siding

This Massachusetts class action brings suit against an array of companies under the names Allura, Plycem, and Elementia about the quality of their cement fiber siding. The complaint alleges that the siding is defective and cracks, splits, and breaks, allowing water to enter and do further damage to the siding and building. 

NIBCO PEX Tubing

NIBCO, Inc. is settling two class actions alleging that its PEX tubing, fittings, and clamps are defective and can leak. The complaints cited (1) NIBCO’s 1006 formulation tubing, including Dura-PEX and PEX; (2) NIBCO’s 1807 brass fittings; and (3) stainless steel clamps.

Apple 27-Inch Computer Screen

Kim Ahearn is a photographer. She bought a pricey iMac with a 27-inch screen for $2,700 because she intended to use it for retouching photos. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that the computer’s lack of a filter on its air-intake system has made it useless for her business purposes, and has caused problems for the other two plaintiffs in this case as well. 

Bucket of  MileMaster 303 Tractor Hydraulic Fluid

This class action concerns tractor hydraulic fluid made by CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Orscheln Farm and Home, LLC. The complaint alleges that the products were advertised as being “universal” and “general purpose” and that those terms implied that the fluid was safe and effective, when in fact it was nothing of the kind.

Yeti Rambler Colster

The Yeti Rambler Colster is meant to hold standard twelve-ounce cans and bottles, but according to this complaint, “when drinking from bottles consumers risk the bottle slipping out and smacking them in the teeth.” For this and other reasons, the complaint claims that the “colster” is falsely advertised by its maker, Yeti Coolers, LLC.

Worker Completing Drywall Installation

Those of us who aren’t building professionals may assume that drywall is drywall. But apparently some drywall can be a problem. The complaint for this class action alleges that drywall from certain Chinese manufacturers gives off sulfur compounds that damage metal items in the vicinity, such as refrigeration and air conditioning coils.

Weyerhaeuser TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection, Installed

How do you remedy a situation that involves a house’s support structures? The complaint for this class action alleges that Weyerhaeuser Company’s TJI joists with Flak Jacket Protection, used in building houses in Ohio and throughout the US, emit toxic formaldehyde gas that is harmful to humans.

Ingenuity SmartClean Trio Elite 3-in-1 High Chair

When a manufacturer says an item can be washed in the dishwasher, that may be a big selling point, particularly if it’s an item connected to little ones and food. But it looks like certain Ingenuity baby or toddler seat parts warp or shrink when put in the dishwasher, despite what the company may have said. 

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