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Defective Product

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. 

Roof with Monier Tiles

This settlement has been a long time coming. The complaint, filed in 2012, alleged that Monier, Inc. falsely advertised that certain kinds of its roofing tiles were maintenance-free, had permanent color, or would last for fifty years. Unfortunately, the plaintiffs claimed that the slurry coating had come off and exposed the bare concrete below.

Nibco Logo

NIBCO, Inc. makes PEX tubing and fittings that it claims should serve for ten to twenty-five years. But the complaint for this class action alleges that they fail much sooner than that, due to defects in the products. 

Sears Craftsman Riding Lawn Tractor

Sears Holdings Corporation and Sears, Roebuck and Co. have agreed to settle a class action involving their Craftsman Riding Lawn Tractors (CRLTs). The complaint alleged that the CRLTs have defects in their fuel systems that allow parts to become loose and/or leak fuel. These parts include the fuel tank grommet, the fuel lines, and the clamps securing the fuel lines.

Brass Compression Plumbing Part

EZ-Flo International has reached a settlement in a class action alleging that certain plumbing system components made of yellow brass are defective or poor quality, resulting in damage. The yellow brass includes copper alloys with a zinc content of 15% or greater by weight. See Schedule 1, Covered Products or the Notice, for a list of parts and images of parts. 


Suunto Hel02 Dive Computer

Suunto Oy and Aqua Lung America, Inc. have agreed to a settlement in a class action that alleges that certain dive computers they made and sold are defective. The complaint claimed that the computers gave inaccurate depth and temperature readings and thereby violated consumer protection and warranty laws.