The Kenmore and KitchenAid Dishwasher Class Action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all U.S. customers who bought or purchased a Kenmore or KitchenAid dishwasher brand and its associated electronic control panel and it caught on fire, smoke or experienced a major malfunction requiring repair of the electronic control panel. This type of appliance is the most commonly used in U.S. homes and is known to be very safe and reliable. However, it also has the potential to be a safety hazard to users due to several factors. These factors have caused many injuries and have resulted in substantial financial losses to both the manufacturer and the actual owners or users of these appliances.
These incidents have led to the formation of various class action lawsuits on behalf of such victims. The plaintiffs seeking preliminary approval of their claims are seeking preliminary approval of their claims before filing their class action lawsuit. Many of these plaintiffs are unable to afford to go forward with a class action lawsuit because of the expensive fees that may be demanded from them by the attorneys for the preparation and filing of such cases. This is one of the reasons why Kenmore and KitchenAid have initiated the option of a second lawsuit for potential victims. Through this second lawsuit, the companies hope to pay out settlements to people who suffered fire or electrocution injuries caused by the defective products.
One of the class action lawsuit plaintiffs is claiming that the Kenmore Dishwasher was designed to be a very safe appliance… until it did not meet specifications and laws. These plaintiffs are also claiming that the manufactures knew about the potential problems with the Dishwashers and did nothing to correct the problems. They also claim that Kenmore has been aware of these potential dangers for a long time but did nothing to correct the Dishwasher’s design or to comply with fire hazard regulations. One of the main concerns that these plaintiffs have is that the Kenmore Dishwasher may be dangerous to anyone who uses or is in the vicinity of the appliance when it becomes in a fire.
Another class action lawsuit says that the Kenmore Dishwasher is defective and caused a fire in a family’s home. The fire damaged the kitchen and also killed the wife of one of the plaintiffs. One of the main issues with this class action lawsuit, is that the plaintiffs were able to repair the Dishwasher… once it had fallen into a pile of trash in the garage. This is obviously an example of how easily something can be misidentified as defective and then be repaired… only to have the defects surface again with unforeseen consequences.
There are other examples of defective class action lawsuits that are being sought by those who believe they have been injured through the Kenmore Dishwasher. For example, a man who was cooking in the sink next to the Dishwasher suffered an injury which resulted in permanent scarring. Another man in his house tripped over a loose wire and broke his ankle. Both of these men are seeking preliminary approval of a class action lawsuit that claims that the Kenmore Dishwasher contributed to or was responsible for their injuries. The class action lawsuit seeks to compensate them for past and future medical costs as well as loss of income that results from such injuries.
In one instance, a woman in Ohio filed suit against the Kenmore Company and the company that make the Dishwasher, claiming that the Kenmore Dishwasher was defective and contributed to her back pain. Also seeking approval of a class action settlement, she is seeking to join others in her home who have fallen ill as a direct result of washing machines designed by Kenmore. No injuries have been reported yet in relation to the Kenmore Dishwasher injuries, however the Class Action Lawsuit is still in the discovery phase. This means that it is still too early to file any claims but that the lawsuits will most likely be worth millions of dollars if they can prove that Kenmore was negligent.