Thousands Of Consumers Claim Their Electrolux Dryer Caught Fire
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A suburban Chicago family says their dryer caused a fire at their Island
Lake townhome over the summer resulting in severe
property damage. They are not the only victims of the dangerous appliance fires. More
consumers are making similar claims. According to officials, dryer fires
are not uncommon, and in most cases, it is an operator error. However,
thousands of consumers have claimed their fires are from a specific appliance,
the Electrolux dryer.
The suburban Chicago family claims their 2007 Electrolux Frigidaire ball-hitch
model was the source of the fire and others are making similar claims
across the country. The homeowner claims the Battalion Fire Chief specifically
noted in the investigation that the fire was caused by her Electrolux
dryer. There is a class action against Electrolux for the last several
months. A similar suit was settled in 2014 for $8 million and included
the same model as the suburban Chicago family’s dryer. Included
in the lawsuit were other Electrolux models made between 2002-2011 such
as Crosley, Gibson, Kenmore, Kelvinator, Tappan, and White Westinghouse.
The 2014 lawsuit accused Electrolux of concealing a dangerous defect in
millions of dryers. This dangerous defect put thousands at serious risk
of injury. Many are wondering why an official recall has not been issued
for the potentially dangerous house appliance. The Electrolux manufacturer
has denied the allegations. Japan issued a recall for the dryers over
ten years. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated they are
looking into the claims connected to Electrolux’s dryers.
If you have suffered serious property damage after your dryer caught fire,
you may be able to file a lawsuit seeking damages.
Contact St. Louis’ most trusted product liability attorneys at Meyerkord
and Meyerkord, LLC, today.