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Gas Stove Knob Defect Class Action Investigation Claims Potential Fire Hazard

Consumers Claim That Gas Stoves Turn On, Leak Gas, and/or Ignite Due to A Sensitive Stove Top Knob Defect

Consumers reported that their gas stove knobs are causing fires or other safety hazards because of extreme sensitivity triggered by even just merely brushing or bumping against them.

These simple actions cause the burners to turn on, leak gas, or even ignite a fire which obviously poses a serious danger.

One Massachusetts consumer returned home to discover that her home smelled of gas even before she entered her home. After investigation, she was told that the gas leak was coming from the back burner of her stove. However, she has not used the gas stove in days. The only incident she could remember that may have caused some damage that caused the leak was a slight bump to the stove.

Gas stove brands that are being investigated for this kind of defect include:

  • LG
  • Whirlpool
  • GE
  • Electrolux
  • Samsung
  • Viking Range
  • Jenn-Air
  • Maytag
  • Amana

… and more.

Are you affected by the Gas Stove Top Knob “Sensitivity” Defect allegations? Send us a message today to see if you are entitled to join the lawsuit investigation.

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Gas Stove Knob Sensitivity Risks and Fire Hazard

The lawsuit investigation claims that several consumers have complained of incidences where their gas stove knob easily turned on just by bumping and caused burners to turn on or gas to leak. The complaint stated that consumers are coming home or waking up to smells of gas leaking, stressing that they are “shocked by how easy it is to turn these knobs.”

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) records reported dozens of complaints about LG gas stove knobs. LG however responded that “LG manufactures this gas range to meet or exceed all relevant standards” and “LG takes very seriously the concerns of our customers and uses such feedback on an on-going basis to evaluate and improve our products.”

Manufacturers and brands of home appliances were found to have reportedly not been responding to nor acting on these urgent safety concerns.

Because sensitive gas stove knobs turn on just by simple bumping or brushing, the burner could potentially be on or leaking gas for a long period of time, unnoticed. Gas leaks can be harmful, causing headaches, dizziness, nausea, respiratory problems, and more.

Another risk that sensitive gas stove defects could bring is a fire starting unnoticed whether consumers are at home, away, or asleep.

A similar product defect lawsuit was filed against General Electric in 2015. According to that lawsuit, these “defects create dangerous, volatile conditions for consumers, who are exposed to inadvertent fire ignition, unattended and uncontrolled gas fumes, or both.”

Editor’s note on the Gas Stove Knob Defect Class Action Investigation:

This piece is written about the Gas Stove Knob Defect Lawsuit Investigation. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action lawsuit investigation, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

If you believe that what is alleged in the Gas Stove Top Knob “Sensitivity” Defect Class Action Lawsuit Investigation has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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1 thoughts on “Gas Stove Knob Defect Class Action Investigation Claims Potential Fire Hazard”

  • Joan Eubanks says:

    I have a GE gas stove and have experienced this many times. I have no sense of smell and have had my son come home a few times and smelled gas as he was walking up to our house. This happens just by maybe brushing up against the stove and not being able to smell, if he hadn’t come home I might not be here today.

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