Property and business owners have filed multiple lawsuits alleging that Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company manufactured faulty hoses for hydronic under-floor radiant heating systems sold through Chiles Power Supply, Heatway Radiant Floors and Snowmelting. The Entran 3 hoses can allegedly become brittle and break, which can cause the heated liquid inside the hoses to leak and damage surrounding property, ultimately rendering the heating systems useless. As a result of an alleged defect within the hoses, property owners claim to have spent thousands of dollars repairing damaged property and replacing their under-floor heating systems and are now suing Goodyear to recover compensation for these costs.
Do you have hydronic in-floor radiant heating in your home? Do you have questions about your legal rights? Contact us today for more information on these class action lawsuits. You may be entitled to compensation for any problems caused by your Entran 3 hoses.
Entran 3 hoses are the main heating component in hydronic in-floor radiant heating systems. Radiant heating systems are used indoors to heat floors and contribute to the overall heat throughout the property. When used indoors, these systems can be installed beneath wooden floors, tile and even rugs.
These hoses can also be used in snowmelting systems, which can be found on roofs, walkways, driveways and athletic fields.
Under-floor heating problems associated with these allegedly defective hoses include leaks, water damage, moisture buildup, mold growth and cold floors. According to one class action lawsuit, though, “the defects in the Entran 3 hose are latent and not detectable until manifestation, and due to the locations in homes where Entran 3 hose is foreseeably placed and hidden from view, defects are difficult to detect.” As a result, property owners suing Goodyear claim that they just recently discovered their in-floor heating systems failed, even though the systems were installed nearly 10 years ago.
The lawsuits allege:
The class action lawsuits are seeking compensation for the cost of replacing under-floor heating systems and repairing damaged property.