Thousands Of Consumers Claim Their Electrolux Dryer Caught Fire

Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC || 7-Nov-2016

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.

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