Consumer Robert Durso alleges in the Samsung washing machine class action lawsuit that Samsung markets its washers as “highly-rated, top-of-the-line appliances,” convincing consumers to pay more for Samsung products than those offered by competitors, even when those products have similar features. However, multiple Samsung washing machine models “fail to perform as advertised,” the class action lawsuit says, due to a number of defects, including that they:
- Cannot accommodate large-sized loads as promised
- Fail to clean clothes and remove stains as promised
- Frequently display “error messages” to the user
- Leave mildew smells within the washer and on the clothes that were just washed
- Have frequent instances of premature failure of the pump
- Collect “pot metal” in the hose
- Have leaks and damage clothes due to premature disintegration of the rubber inside the washer
The Defects render the Washer unusable because they (1) fail to properly clean the clothes, (2) leak water in and around the Washer causing damage to the surrounding area, and (3) require continuous costly and inconvenient repairs,” the Samsung washer class action lawsuit states.
The lawsuit claims Samsung is aware of these defects, but continues to sell the washers and refuses to properly address and rectify the problem or to reimburse customers for damaged clothes, surrounding areas or for repairs, citing expired warranty periods.
The defective Samsung washing machine class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all U.S. residents who own, or have owned, Samsung washing machine models WF331ANW, WF1124XAU, WF328AAW, WF209ANWXAA, WF218ANWXAC and/or any other Samsung washer model containing these defects.
It is seeking damages, restitution and disgorgement of profits for the proposed Class for violations of the New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act, fraudulent concealment/nondisclosure, breach of implied and express warranties, and negligent misrepresentation.
A copy of the Samsung Washing Machine Defects Class Action Lawsuit can be read here.
The case is Robert N. Durso v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Case No. 33-av-00001, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. The Plaintiff is represented by the law firms Nagel Rice, LLP and Michael S. Kasanoff.
UPDATE 1: On Nov. 4, 2013, a federal judge trimmed several claims from the Samsung Washer Defect Class Action Lawsuit, but denied Samsung’s motion to dismiss it entirely.
UPDATE 2: The Durso case was consolidated with several other Samsung washing machine class action lawsuits. The consolidated class action lawsuit was dismissed on April 2, 2014.
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