Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

Dometic Corp. Cleared in Suit Over Refrigerator Fire in RV

Oct. 17, 2019, 8:34 PM

Dometic Corp. isn’t liable for damage caused by a fire allegedly triggered by a faulty Dometic refrigerator in a recreational vehicle, the Eighth Circuit said Oct. 17.

The company isn’t liable under Iowa law for an alleged defect in the refrigerator because it didn’t manufacture, design or assemble the product, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit said.

Dometic, a North American company, purchased refrigerators made in Sweden by Dometic AB, a Swedish company, for resale in North America, until manufacturing operations were shifted to Dometic’s U.S. facility in 2009.

Mark and Debra Merfeld sued Dometic after a ...