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Defective Product

Kumho KLT02e Tire

Between 2013 and 2016, Kumho Tire made “low rolling resistance” truck tires known as KLT02e. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action alleges that the tires are defective and dangerous and do not perform as advertised. 

Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Bat

Wilson Sporting Goods is settling a class action over its Prime BBCOR bats. It makes the bats with a patented TRU3 connection that allows a certain amount of movement between the barrel and the handle, but the complaint alleged that some of the bats had more than the amount of movement intended.

Can of Behr Marquee

Behr Process Corporation sells products it claims are “Paint & Primer in One,” but the complaint for this class action alleges that the products do not act as a primer, wasting the buyer’s time and effort or costing the buyer even more. The complaint claims violations of state laws on things like false advertising and breaches of warranties.

A Sig Sauer P320 Pistol

A gun that can fire a round when dropped has a serious defect. The complaint for this class action claims that Sig Sauer, Inc.’s SIG P320 semi-automatic pistol has this defect. This is alarming, given the gun’s popularity. The complaint alleges breaches of warranties and fraudulent concealment, among other things.

Exploded Washer

A settlement has been reached, in a class action about certain models of Samsung top-loading washing machines. The complaint claimed that the tops of the washers can come off while they’re in operation, and that the drain pumps on certain models can break or detach. The models in question were made between March 2011 and October 2016.

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, 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.