SETTLEMENT UPDATE (January 18, 2016) - Chambers, et al. v. Whirlpool Corporation, Sears Holdings Corp. and Sears, Roebuck & Co., Inc.
 
Whirlpool Agrees to Settlement of Dishwasher Class Action
 
Whirlpool Corporation has agreed to settle claims brought by my attorneys, Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC, and their co-counsel alleging that up to 24 million dishwashers Whirlpool-manufactured dishwashers, branded “Whirlpool,” “KitchenAid” and “Kenmore,” have a design defect that can cause the control board to overheat and catch fire.

If you owned one of those dishwashers and it overheated or caught on fire within 12 years of purchase, Whirlpool has agreed to reimburse you for the full cost of repair, or up to $300 if you bought a replacement dishwasher. Owners who have an overheating event within 2 years after the settlement can get a 30% discount on a new Whirlpool-manufactured dishwasher (in addition to any other promotions or rebates), or a cash payment of $100.

Approximately 6 million Class members who bought certain models can get a rebate of 10-20% on a new Whirlpool-brand dishwasher, even if it never overheated or caught fire, and even if they no longer own the dishwasher. Whirlpool has also agreed to post safety warnings on service and training bulletins, and to post notice of the settlement benefits on packaging for replacement parts.

Additional information is available on the settlement website: www.dishwashersettlement.com

 
 
 
 
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Dishwasher Fire, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Sears Kenmore, Maytag, KitchenAidFire.com

 
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CBS 47 Eyewitness News Investigates: Dishwasher Danger?
June 17, 2014

 
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Class Action filed in United States on November 3, 2011 (see "Solutions" below)
 
 
Class Action filed in Canada on September 9, 2013
 
On September 9, 2013, Klein Lyons together with Alberta law firm James H. Brown & Associates filed a class action lawsuit against Whirlpool Corporation, Sears Holdings Management Corporation, Sears Roebuck and Co., Inc., Sears Canada Inc., Whirlpool Canada Co. and Whirlpool Canada LP, for manufacturing and selling defective dishwashers that can have serious failings including spontaneous fires from a defective control panel.

The lawsuit has been brought on behalf of Canadian consumers who purchased Whirlpool, KitchenAide and Kenmore branded dishwashers. The lawsuit alleges that the dishwashers are dangerously defective. Specifically, the electronic control board on the dishwashers may overheat, causing a fire.

The complaint in that action alleges that the dishwashers contain a dangerous defect and the product is a fire hazard. Each dishwasher is equipped with an electronic control board and has a unreasonable propensity to over-heat. The Defendants have known about this product defect for years, and yet have failed to take appropriate corrective action, including warning consumers, recalling or repairing the product and is in breach of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and the Sale of Goods Act.

 
www.kleinlyons.com/class/whirlpool/news-sep13-whirlpool.pdf
 
 
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Have you had a fire, flood or injury with a toaster oven, coffee maker, clothes washer, clothes dryer, refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier, range hood, food processor, mixer, grill, slow cooker, cooktop, trash compactor, stove, disposer, microwave, oven, air conditioner, water heater, made by Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Kenmore, Maytag, Jenn-air, Amana?

Please submit your safety incident report here: WhirlpoolSafetyDefects.com

 
 
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"Is your dishwasher one of the models at risk? Well unfortunately its kind of a complicated answer. The lawsuit only names 6 models. But since that they have received on KitchenAidFire.com information on over 350 other (Whirlpool) models."
-- Penn Holderness, NBC News

 
 
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Did your Whirlpool manufactured dishwasher catch your house on fire?
Do you have video of your Whirlpool manufactured dishwasher on fire?

Please email steve@kitchenaidfire.com

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TV NEWS COVERAGE
 
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January 20, 2012
CBS St. Louis 4: Popular dishwashers are catching fire

 
 
 
January 16, 2012
CBS Dallas 11: Homeowners Warn Public About Dishwasher Fires

 
View article here:
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/01/16/homeowners-warn-public-about-dishwasher-fires/

 
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January 13, 2012
CBS Atlanta 2: Federal government investigating Kitchenaid dishwasher fires

 
 
 
View article here:
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/federal-government-investigating-kitchenaid-dishwa/nGMfj/

 
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January 3, 2012
CBS NYC 2: Dishwasher Danger

 
 
View article here:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/6605179-seen-at-11-dishwasher-danger/

 
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November 16, 2011
WPRI Providence: Beware, Dishwashers pose fire hazard

 
 
View article here:
http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/12_for_action/beware-of-dishwasher-fire-hazards

 
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November 22, 2011
CBS Philly 3 On Your Side: Dishwasher Fires

 
 
View article here:
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/11/22/3-on-your-side-dishwasher-fires/

 
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Fox 45 News anchor, Jeff Abell reports on Whirlpool dishwasher fires.

 

 
View article here:
http://www.foxbaltimore.com/newsroom/features/cover_story/videos/vid_551.shtml?wap=0&

 
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Consumer Watch Specialist, Lea Williams-Doherty of CTV Calgary News Canada, reports on Whirlpool dishwasher fires.

 
 
View article here:
http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110125/CGY_dishwasher_fire_110125/20110125?hub=CalgaryHome

 
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November 2, 2011
WTAE Pittsburgh Channel 4 Action News Kelly Fry reports on Whirlpool dishwasher fires.

 
 
View article here:
http://www.wtae.com/news/29665738/detail.html

 
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November 11, 2011
CBS Boston Channel 4 : Dishwasher Fires Catch Homeowners Off Guard

 
 
View article here:
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/11/10/i-team-dishwasher-fires-catch-homeowners-off-guard/

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