Whirlpool, Maytag Settle Calif. Benzene Warning Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 27, 2012, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Friday approved a settlement by Whirlpool Corp. and Maytag Corp. on claims they failed to provide proper warnings about benzene emissions on their propane gas clothes dryers, saying the deal to change their warning labels is in the public interest.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jane L. Johnson approved a consent judgment with the companies Friday, waiving any statutory penalties for purported violations of Proposition 65, a Golden State hazardous chemicals notification law, while requiring the appliance manufacturers to update their warning...
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