Louie Torres Jul. 4, 2016, 12:31pm


PHILADELPHIA — Two couples are suing T-Fal Corporation, d/b/a T-Fal USA, a consumer appliances manufacturer, citing alleged breach of implied warranty, design defect, failure to warn, liability and product liability.

Danny and Nancy Medina and Victor and Lani Rodriguez filed a complaint on June 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendant, alleging that the consumer appliances manufacturer designed and manufactured defective products that caused a fire at the plaintiffs' adjacent residences.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Nov. 13, 2015, the Medinas' defective toaster caused a fire that extensively damaged both couples' residences. The plaintiffs holds the defendant responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to carefully inspect every unit before distributing them to consumers to make sure that the toasters were safe.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $200,000 plus court costs, delay damages and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Kevin M. McBeth and Raymond E. Mack of de Luca Levine LLC in Blue Bell.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 5:16-cv-03482-LS

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