Could You Be Eligible for a Fluidmaster Class Action?
Fluidmaster No-Burst Supply Lines
Is your property installed with Fluidmaster No-Burst braided stainless steel supply lines? If so, you may be able to participate in a potential class action lawsuit against the manufacturer. It has been alleged that the company used low-grade materials when constructing these products, which, in turn, can rupture or burst causing severe flood damage.
If Fluidmaster No-Burst braided lines have been installed in your home, you may be able to recover compensation for property damage, the cost of the product and other losses. To find out if you are eligible, complete our free case review form today. There is no cost or obligation.
Fluidmaster Leaks, Bursting Among Water Supply Line Problems
Advertised as "heavy duty," "reinforced," and having "high bursting strength," the Fluidmaster braided steel supply lines can allegedly burst or rupture due to poor material selection. It is believed that the company used an inferior grade of stainless steel which can corrode when it comes in contact with everyday household cleaners, such as those containing bleach or chlorine, which are often used or stored near exposed supply lines. Furthermore, Fluidmaster allegedly used a low pressure-rated inner water-carrying tubing which can rupture if support from the exterior stainless steel braiding is compromised. It is believe that Fluidmaster attempted to correct this defect when it altered the design of its No-Burst lines in or around 2003 to include higher pressure-rated tubing to prevent the lines from rupturing. However, it has been alleged that the products using the substandard materials, which may lead to water supply line problems, are still being sold and installed in homes and businesses across the country.
Is My Property Installed with Fluidmaster Supply Lines?
Fluidmaster No-Burst braided stainless steel supply lines are used to carry water from a supply pipe to a household fixture, such as a dishwater, toilet or faucet. The braided stainless steel supply lines were sold at home improvement stores, including but not limited to the following:
- Home Depot
- Ace Hardware
For those whose property was already installed with these supply lines, the product is easily identifiable. The word "Fluidmaster USA" is etched or stamped on the crimp sleeve at the end of the line, followed by a part number.
According to allegations, the company knew that these water supply lines could cause Fluidmaster leaks and ruptures, and failed to disclose this risk to consumers. If the company failed to inform the public of a potential design flaw, consumers may have suffered an economic loss by purchasing the product. It is believed that if consumers had known about the risk of a burst in Fluidmaster’s No Burst supply lines, they would have bought an alternative product.
If you purchased the Fluidmaster braided steel supply lines or acquired a property installed with this product, you may be able to join a potential lawsuit to seek financial compensation. To find out if you are eligible, complete our free case review form today. There is a time limit for filing these claims, so do not hesitate to take advantage of this no cost online consultation today.