If your toilet is spraying water, leaking, or causing your tank to overflow, you might be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers. Toilet fill valves with pistons do not include anti-siphon protection. To learn more, contact an attorney for more information on your legal options. You may qualify for a class action lawsuit against the manufacturers. If you are experiencing problems with your toilet, contact an attorney today to discuss your legal options.
The class action lawsuit alleges American Standard sold Champion brand toilets with defective parts
A large manufacturer has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging it sold Champion brand toilets with defective parts. In a recent court ruling, a federal judge approved a settlement for homeowners who have purchased Champion toilets with faulty parts. When the tank of a Vortens toilet started to leak in 2016, homeowner Amy Etchberger noticed it quickly and turned off the water, preventing the entire house from flooding. In contrast, Ann Adults didn’t notice the leak and ended up with $20,000 in damages.
In response to Weiss’ problems, American Standard Brands sent him three sets of new gaskets. He tried installing them himself, but they said he should get a plumber to install the valve assemblies. The company has been aware of this problem for some time but failed to adequately warn purchasers. In the complaint, Weiss and others claim that American Standard Brands knowingly sold Champion brand toilets with defective parts.
Leaks caused $1.4 million in damage
There are several claims against leading manufacturers of toilet fill valves after consumers reported that their units were defective. These valves can malfunction and leak massive amounts of water. Overflowing tanks have even resulted in damage to adjoining structures. A successful lawsuit can help property owners collect compensation for their losses. Read on to learn more about the lawsuit and the product. If you have had a similar problem with your toilet fill valve, you may want to contact an attorney about a class action lawsuit.
According to a lawsuit filed by State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., leaks caused $1.4 million in damages to toilet fill valves. The plaintiffs claim that the manufacturer’s products were defective and failed to withstand high water pressure. Among the products at fault are the Fluidmaster and Kohler companies. The companies are not responsible for the damage caused by the faulty toilet fill valves.
Piston fill valves don’t have anti-siphon protection
Unlike ballcocks, which are made of cast brass, piston fill valves don’t have anti-Siphon protection. These valves feature a floating ball on a pivoting lever that opens and closes a stem opposite the head of water. Unfortunately, the float ball does not have anti-Siphon protection and doesn’t meet modern plumbing standards. If you’re looking for an anti-Siphon valve for your kitchen, don’t worry; there’s an easy way to fix it.
Another type of fill valve that doesn’t have anti-Siphon protection is the floatless ballcock. These valves use a diaphragm pressure sensing mechanism instead of a float. They were introduced in the 1990s and are still available today, but have inconsistent anti-Siphon protection. A better alternative to a floatless ballcock is a piston fill valve.
In general, anti-Siphon protection is a safety feature of modern toilets. However, if your toilet is an older model, you should look for anti-Siphon protection on the ballcock. This device is often referred to as an “air gap” or a vacuum breaker and is located on the side of the valve. This prevents the backflow of contaminated water into the overflow pipe.