MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges a weight set failed and does not perform as advertised.
Peter Cohen filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Aug. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against PowerBlock Inc. alleging violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff purchased the defendant's PowerBlock Urethane Series Dumbbells in 2010, which is the company's most-expensive model of weights with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,396. He alleges that the urethane coating on the weight plates failed in warm conditions and created a safety hazard.
The plaintiff holds Powerblock Inc. responsible because the weighs allegedly do not perform as advertised and are made with substandard quality materials.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages, enjoin the defendant, order the defendant to remove misleading claims regarding its product, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Jon Herkowitz of Baron & Herskowitz LLP in Miami and Charles J. LaDuca and William H. Anderson and Charles J. LaDuca of Cuneo Gilbert & Laduca LLP in Washington, D.C.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida case number 1:17-cv-23230-MGC