Whirlpool Front Load Washing Machines Litigation
Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D) is a member of Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in this multi-district class action against Whirlpool Corporation (“Whirlpool”) pending in the federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of consumers who purchased allegedly defective Duet, Duet HT, and Duet Sport front load washing machines manufactured and sold by Whirlpool (collectively, the “Washing Machines”).
According to the Complaint, the Washing Machines suffer from a design and/or manufacturing defect that leads to the formation of mold and mildew on the inside of the washing machines, and production of foul and noxious odors. In addition to being unsightly and smelly, the mold and mildew that forms on the interior of the Washing Machines can damage clothes and other items, substantially decrease the value of these high-end products, and produce foul and noxious odors, according to the complaint.
On May 11, 2016, the court granted preliminary approval to a nationwide settlement of this action. The settlement covers certain Whirlpool, Kenmore, and Maytag brand front-loading washers manufactured between 2001 and 2010. Purchasers of these washers may qualify for one of a variety of benefits including a cash payment, a rebate on the purchase of a new washing machine or dryer, or reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred due to past mold or odor problems in your washing machine. For additional information and to file a claim, CLICK HERE or visit the settlement website at www.washersettlement.com.
If you are a member of the settlement class, your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the FAQ on the www.washersettlement.com settlement website carefully. The only way to get a cash payment, a rebate for the purchase of a new washing machine or dryer, or reimbursement for the repair or replacement of a washing machine with mold or odor problems is to complete and submit a Claim Form, including all required documentation. Your Claim Form and documentation must be submitted online on or before October 11, 2016, or mailed via U.S. Mail with a postmark no later than October 11, 2016
Attorneys for this case:
Steven A. Schwartz
Alison Gabe Gushue