Cookware Firm Says Warranties Should Block Defect Suits

By Matthew Santoni (October 14, 2021, 8:15 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania-based cookware company pointed repeatedly to its "lifetime warranty" Thursday as reason to dismiss several cases from federal multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective pots and pans.

All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC told the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania that it offered free repairs or replacements for its products, which should have been the sole remedy for consumers who claim that the edges of their pots and pans degraded and turned dangerously sharp after trips through the dishwasher.

"Fatal to plaintiffs' claims for damages is the fact that the cookware comes with a limited lifetime warranty — a warranty...

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