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Whirlpool Would-Be Oven Class Action Nixed

Aug. 10, 2015, 9:45 PM

Whirlpool Corp. won dismissal, at least for now, of a proposed class action alleging the company knew about, but didn’t disclose, safety risks associated with Jenn-Air double oven racks (Burdt v. Whirlpool Corp., 2015 BL 251741, N.D. Cal., C 15-01563 JSW, 8/5/15).

William Burdt alleged his wife suffered first- and second-degree burns in December 2014 when a roll-out rack in their Jenn-Air model JJW3830WS double oven collapsed after slipping out of its guide. This caused the dish she was cooking to tip over and its contents to spill on her.

But Judge Jeffrey S. White of the...

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