Home Depot Customer Files Class Action Over Shoddy Hose

Law360, Chicago (February 27, 2014, 2:13 PM EST) -- A New York consumer on Tuesday launched a class action in New Jersey federal court accusing Home Depot USA Inc. and an infomercial marketing firm of hawking a line of defective expandable garden hoses that tend to rupture soon after purchase.

The “Pocket Hose” and “Mini Max Hose” products — sold at Home Depot stores and marketed by Telebrands Corp. — aren’t durable, nor are they made of “heavy-duty fire hose construction,” as the companies advertise, plaintiff Michael Klemballa alleged in his complaint.

“In fact, the...
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