Investigation and a pending class action complaint against Whirlpool Corporation ('Whirlpool') 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 produces a 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.
The complaint alleges that the named consumers have run bleach and other cleaning products through their Washing Machines in an attempt to cleanse them of mold and mildew, but that these efforts have been unsuccessful.
The class action complaint asserts claims for violations of the Magnuson-Moss Act, the consumer protection statutes of Texas, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Illinois, Arizona and New York, as well as claims for breach of express and implied warranty and unjust enrichment. The complaint seeks monetary damages and other relief.
Name (Stock Symbol)
Whirlpool Corporation (WHR)
Whirlpool Corporation engages in the manufacture and marketing of home appliances worldwide.
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