A proposed class action has been filed against Electrolux Home Products, Inc. and Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC claiming the defendants manufactured and sold defective Electrolux Over-The-Range microwave ovens. The plaintiff claims the microwaves are built with stainless steel handles that heat up “to excessive temperatures” when the oven below them is in use, posing a risk of injury to anyone who touches the handles with a bare hand. “This occurs,” the complaint explains, “because the handles are hollow and manufactured from walls of stainless steel that are too thin and lacking in any insulating feature to protect against the heat emanating from the range below.”
The plaintiff argues that the defendants failed to warn consumers of the alleged defect and continue to market and sell the microwaves without “any warnings, instructions, or visible indicators” that the handles are prone to heating up, rendering the microwaves “unfit for [their] original purpose.”
The suit was originally filed in the Supreme Court of New York before it was removed to federal court.
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