Electrolux Sued Over Fire-Sparking Dryer Model

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 6:12 PM EST) -- The estate of famed fashion designer Oleg Cassini is suing Electrolux Home Products Inc., alleging that the appliance company did little to fix defects in a home laundry dryer that caused a fire at the Cassini estate in Oyster Bay, N.Y.

Oleg Cassini Inc. said in a complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that Electrolux knew the Frigidaire Gallery Supreme Series GSEQ642AS under-the-counter dryer could overheat and spark a fire.

Cassini claims the dryer was used as...
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