A federal lawsuit has been filed in western Arkansas against Whirlpool. The suit claims the Benton Harbor company has done nothing to fix or warn customers of leaky icemakers in some of its side-by-side refrigerators.
Paula Rush of Churchville, Maryland, and Diane Perry of Chico, California accuses the company of knowingly selling faulty refrigerators under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Roper brand names. The suit seeks class-action status.
The refrigerators were made at Whirlpool's factory in Fort Smith.
A company spokeswoman declined to comment on the lawsuit.
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