Shub Law is investigating various gas stove brands for an alleged knob sensitivity defect. It is alleged that common gas stovetop brands have knobs so sensitive that they will leak gas or ignite flame when bumped against. Clearly, this poses a dangerous risk to consumers.
DANGERS OF UNKNOWN IGNITION
Consumers are complaining that with the slightest bump, the knobs will turn on unknown to them. This can result in gas leaking throughout their homes for hours, or even cause small fires. One consumer reported that after leaving her home for a few hours, she returned to a strange smell and realized one of the burners had turned on. Other consumers have reported similar problems with some claiming they didn’t notice the smell of a gas leak until they had been asleep for a few hours.
Gas leaks are incredibly serious, and left unattended can cause great harm to consumers and their homes. Even with catching the gas leak before any major damage, health risks of exposure can lead to headaches, dizziness, nausea, and respiratory problems. Consumers shouldn’t have to worry that the slightest bump in their kitchen during their busy days can lead to a fire and safety hazard.
TOP BRANDS OF GAS STOVES AT ISSUE
Consumers are reporting that their gas stovetops will turn on, leak gas, and/or ignite when the knobs are bumped or brushed against. The gas stovetop brands that are included in these reports include, but are not limited to: LG, Whirlpool, GE, Electrolux, Samsung, Viking Range, Jenn-Air, Maytag, and Amana.
These brands have received similar complaints for years, with LG issuing a recall over a similar issue in 2012 and Viking in 2015. Samsung even addresses the sensitive knobs on its website, but claims that its stoves are manufactured to meet international standards and that consumers can purchase “cooktop knob covers” if they are so inclined. If these companies are aware of the dangers their products pose, shouldn’t they do more to protect consumers rather than continuing to sell these gas stovetops without issuing any recall at all?
CONTACT US TODAY!
This is a serious alleged product defect that we cannot let continue. Gas leaks and fire hazards are serious problems, and we need to hold these manufacturers accountable.
If you or someone you know owns a gas stovetop that contains sensitive knobs from any manufacturer, contact us right away via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 856-772-7200. At Shub Law, our attorneys specialize in representing consumers who are victims of defective products. Shub Law Firm is a national leader in representing consumers, just like you, against some of the nation’s largest companies. Our experienced class action attorneys are here to help you get justice. Contact us now! All consultations are free of charge.