Defective Polaroid LCD TV Class Action Lawsuit
By Mike Mirando
A federal class action lawsuit filed in Minnesota claims that Polaroid know as early as 2006 that its LCD TVs fail, smoke and catch fire, but actively concealed the defects and chose not to warn customers or recall the sets.
The Polaroid LCD TV class action lawsuit alleges that these TVs suffer from a design defect that inevitably results in the TV’s failing, becoming inoperable, and in some cases smoking and catching fire.
“Polaroid has been aware since 2006-2007 that their LCD TVs are not only unreliable, but are also a dangerous fire hazard. By doing so, Polaroid places its customers at risk of injury or death,” the class action lawsuit states. “Not only did Polaroid actively conceal the TV’s defects, they also made materially misleading statements touting the high quality of the TVs, including but not limited to an incident wherein Polaroid was cited in 2010 by Underwriters Laboratories (“UL”) for including a UL certification on a Polaroid TV which was not actually certified by UL.”
Had consumers known of the problems associated with the defective Polaroid LCD TVs, they would not have purchased them, the Polaroid class action lawsuit claims.
The Polaroid LCD TV class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all persons in the U.S. who purchased one or more Polaroid LCD TVs. It is seeking class certification, injunctive relief, and attorneys’ fees.
A copy of the Defective Polaroid LCD TV Class Action Lawsuit can be read here.
The case is Karen Hudson, et al. vs. Polaroid Corporation and PLR IP Holdings, LLC, United States District Court, District of Minnesota.
Updated June 9th, 2011
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