Dan Harkins Apr. 21, 2015, 1:09pm


Two New Jersey men have sued the maker of a brand of humidifiers, citing breach of warranty.

Robert Burke and Mark Riley of Morristown, New Jersey, filed a lawsuit April 13 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Honeywell International.

According to the lawsuit, Honeywell has made and sold TrueSTEAM humidifiers since 2008, and the humidifiers "are defectively designed and manufactured such that they fail prematurely," specifically that their "interior components become caked with mineral deposits and scaling," often shortly after installation and only minimal use."

Due to this defectiveness, the lawsuit states, "plaintiffs and class members have incurred costs for repairing and replacing the defective humidifiers, as well as damages to property other than the humidifiers."

Burke and Riley seek damages in excess of $5 million, plus costs. They are represented by attorney Charles E. Schaffer of Levin, Fishbein, Sedrean and Berman in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number: 2:15-CV-01921-BMS.

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