General Electric (GE) customers have been reporting issues with their freezers, ones that specifically revolve around the appliance’s inability to properly regulate its temperature – not the best problem for a freezer to have. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a defect is to blame to see if lawsuits could be filed to help those affected. From there, a familiar face resurfaces this week as Lumber Liquidators finds itself embroiled in class action litigation yet again. The case itself is familiar too, as it takes issue with the same flooring that was subject of a lawsuit filed years ago. Banana Boat is also back this week with a new lawsuit over its sunscreen – except this time, the case looks at harm caused to marine life rather than users themselves. To wrap things up, we’ll touch on a recent lawsuit filed over CPAP machine cleaners, the stories you may have missed, and the latest class action settlements you may be able to claim.
We tend to take for granted the consistent temperatures our freezers provide – that is, until something goes wrong and things start to defrost without warning. For instance, some consumers have reported that their GE freezers can no longer regulate temperature properly and that the contents inside will defrost and eventually refreeze – which isn’t the best food storage practice by any means. In other instances, the freezer will stop freezing its contents altogether or simply shut off even though the fridge itself seems to be working fine. Now, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a defect is to blame and whether lawsuits can be filed to help GE customers recover compensation for money spent repairing and replacing their appliances. If you’ve been having these issues with your GE freezer, you’re not alone – and you can share your story with us here.
If you’ve been a ClassAction.org newsletter subscriber for some time now, you’re probably no stranger to seeing Lumber Liquidators in the headlines. This time around, the flooring company is facing a new lawsuit over alleged defects in its Morning Star Strand Bamboo flooring. The lawsuit claims that Lumber Liquidators continues to sell the flooring even though it was subject to a previous lawsuit (and subsequent settlement) over problems such as premature cracking, splitting, warping and shrinking. According to the case, Lumber Liquidators has long been aware of the defective nature of its Morning Star flooring yet continues to blame consumers for problems with the product, denying warranty claims for “outside factors” such as improper installation or excessive moisture in the home. If you want more information on the lawsuit, as well as the previous settlement, we have you covered.
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In recent weeks, we’ve seen several cases filed over the harm certain sunscreens can cause to users, but a recently filed lawsuit takes issue with damage done to marine life. According to the suit, certain Banana Boat sunscreens contain ingredients deemed to be harmful to coral reefs – even though their labels claim the lotions and sprays are “reef friendly.” The case accuses the manufacturer of false advertising given that two chemicals found in Banana Boat’s “Sport Ultra” products can allegedly wash into coral reefs and cause “bleaching,” which can kill coral. In the end, consumers have paid more than they would have had they known about the harm the sunscreens could cause to coral reefs and marine life, the lawsuit says. Want more? You can find a full write-up of the allegations, as well as the products at issue, right here.
A proposed class action is claiming that SoClean Inc.’s continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine sanitizers generate unsafe amounts of ozone, an unstable toxic gas linked to certain respiratory problems. The lawsuit alleges that the company has violated federal law by failing to disclose this fact – and instead falsely represents that the machines use “activated oxygen” to clean and deodorize users’ CPAP and bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines. According to the complaint, SoClean’s misrepresentations are designed to mislead consumers into believing the cleaning devices use a benign form of oxygen rather than a harsh gas that is generally only suitable for highly controlled commercial sanitation. The suit goes on to state that although ozone does have certain virus-, bacteria- and odor-killing qualities, breathing the gas for even a short period of time can cause adverse health consequences, including shortness of breath, coughing, dizziness, reduced lung function and a decreased ability to fight respiratory infections. Want more? Keep reading here for all the details.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a defect is causing Oetiker stainless steel PEX clamps to crack or fracture and, if so, whether a class action lawsuit can be filed. Online complaints allege leaky pipes and even flooding have resulted from use of the clamps, with some breaking upon tightening or leaking during pressure testing. If you’ve had trouble with leaky pipes but aren’t sure if these specific clamps are to blame, you can find out what they look like, as well as an opportunity to share your story, over on this page.
A recently filed lawsuit is claiming that Facebook allows, and even encourages, scammers to use its platform to target users with deceptive ads. Despite promising to protect users by removing false and misleading advertisements—including bait-and-switch schemes, ads for “shady products” and scams through which users pay for items they never receive—Facebook has allegedly only done so when its own profits are at stake, such as in cases of credit card chargebacks requiring Facebook to refund users’ money. You can get a closer look at the allegations being made right here.
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