Electrolux Must Face Nationwide Suit Over Dryer Fire Risks

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday denied a bid by Electrolux Home Products Inc. to toss a proposed class action alleging the company designed defective clothes dryers that are prone to fires, saying the plaintiff has adequately pled her breach of warranty case thus far.

The suit is one of many the company is facing over the dryers, alleged to be so hazardous that people can’t use them due to their tendency to collect lint in inaccessible places, which can ignite in the extreme heat of the...
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