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Piping and Tubing

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.

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.

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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. 

image of gastite steel tubing

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Gastite and Wardflex corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) contain certain design defects that make it susceptible to lightning strikes which may cause the CSST to become energized and perforate causing a gas leak, fire, or explosion.