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Wolf Appliance ovens break from self-clean function, lawsuit says

By Shaun Zinck | Jul 9, 2015

Attorney Mark Reich is representing a class action lawsuit against Wolf Ovens the claims the ovens chip and crack during regular use. | ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - The maker of a high-end dual fuel range oven is being sued over allegations its product breaks during regular use.

Ivan and Melanie Kail filed the lawsuit on June 16 in United States District Court in New York against Wolf Appliance claiming several models of its Wolf Ovens with blue porcelain interiors are prone to chip and crack while in use.

The lawsuit claims the chipping and cracking is due to the self-clean function featured on the ovens. The suit names about 23 different models of its Wolf Oven, and alleges the company falsely advertises the product to customers.

The plaintiffs said in the suit that Wolf advertises that its ovens will last a minimum of 20 years under heavy use. Wolf is aware of the issue, the lawsuit claims, and has not complied with its two-year warranty that it provides customers who purchase their ovens.

The plaintiffs are seeking class status for those who purchased a Wolf Oven with the blue porcelain interior between March 13, 2011, and the present. They are also seeking more than $5 million in damages plus court costs.

The plaintiffs are represented by Mark S. Reich, Samuel H. Rudman and Vincent M. Serra of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP in Melville, N.Y.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York case number 2:15-cv-03513.

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