According to many class action lawsuits, KitchenAid Ovens allegedly defective to cause burns. This is the kind of blatantly untruthful advertising that would lead to a class action suit against KitchenAid. I say “could lead” because they won’t admit liability for their Ovens or the injuries they cause.
Other class action lawsuits are filed based on the oven’s design and construction. They argue that the design and construction of the Ovens cause the injuries that plaintiffs experience when using them. This includes an electric cord that makes it impossible to safely unplug your Oven, resulting in an accident. The result is an injury or illness from either the fire electric shock, or injury from the electrical short.
Other class action lawsuits argue that the design and construction of the Ovens create conditions that can lead to an accident. This includes a “low level of fire resistance”. In laymen’s terms, this means that the Oven is not resistant to flame, electrical short, or the risk of injury. The result is an injury or illness from either the flame, fire, electrical short, or injury from the electrical short. It seems very likely that this combination of the design and construction could cause an accident.
This “combination” is called “failure to warn”. Manufacturers of KitchenAid cookware and other similar brands have known about this defect for years and have failed to warn consumers about its hazards. If the company has known about the defect for decades, how did they find out about it today? Did they put a warning sticker on all their Ovens, or do they just keep quietly doing business and hoping that no one will ever find out?
The answer is obvious. They put a warning sticker on the Oven. The warning sticker is the same message that you hear on your oven when you turn it off. The warning sticker says: “warning: Electric Shock or Fire Danger”.
However, even after they knew about the dangers, the Oven Manufacturers chose not to warn consumers with the KitchenAid Cookware and other similar cookware brands. This is a clear example of a design flaw in the Oven that was designed by someone who had not been trained in fire safety.
You see, in the past, most Oven manufactures provided safety training to their employees. This safety training included a complete understanding of how to use an Oven safely, and what are the dangers of burning, electrical shocks, fire, or burning smoke. It also included information about common causes of injury to people from the Oven, such as burns. It is my contention that KitchenAid simply chose to ignore this safety training and put a different message on their cookware.
In the future, I am sure the Oven Manufacturers will provide safety training for all their employees, but until then you can avoid cooking on a KitchenAid Oven if you want to avoid a class action lawsuit. Your best bet is to choose a quality kitchenware brand that includes these safety warnings, as well as include safety warnings on all of your cookware, even if you use one of the more expensive KitchenAid cookware models. The only way to avoid a lawsuit from KitchenAid is to buy a less expensive, non-kitchenaid Oven that includes these safety warnings.
There are some other brands of cookware that have safety warnings, but the safety warnings on those products are more often than not misleading, because the warnings are placed on the outside of the container, not on the interior of the container. So you could be cooking on a product like a cast iron frying pan, and you wouldn’t know that the pan has a warning that says: “Cooking on top of this pan might cause serious burns or damage to your skin.
When the warning is located on the inside of the oven, it is difficult to see and you won’t know whether or not you have done anything to cause the warning. Therefore, a warning is much better placed on the outside of the oven.
You may want to read my blog post on the subject of the dangers of KitchenAid Ovens, if you are interested. After reading that post, you will know why I feel that KitchenAid should be a cautionary tale for other companies, including themselves. If you have any additional questions or concerns about the safety warning, please don’t hesitate to contact me or a professional lawsuit lawyer.