NIBCO Pex Tubing and Component Parts Lawsuit
Berger Montague has filed a lawsuit against NIBCO, claiming that their cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) plumbing tubes and component parts are substandard and fail earlier than consumers anticipated.
About the case
According to the lawsuit, NIBCO PEX tubing suffers from oxidization. Oxidization is when oxygen affects the quality of a material, such as metal or plastic. This can occur if the material was not treated properly or has a flawed design. PEX tubing oxidization can lead to cracks and ruptures, which causes water leaks. The water also damages NIBCO’s component parts, such as their fittings and clamps.
People who have suffered property damage from NIBCO PEX tubing have reported cracking and leaking, water saturation, property damage to wall, ceilings, and carpets, and the need to repair and replace the PEX tubing and components.
Although the suit is filed against NIBCO, you may still be able to join if you have PEX plumbing tubes manufactured by Consolidated Plumbing Industries (“CPI”), since NIBCO acquired CPI in 2006.
Berger Montague’s attorneys are available to review claims from consumers who experienced problems with their NIBCO PEX tubing and components. If you suspect that your tubing may be faulty or defective, contact us to speak with an attorney, free of charge. Either call us at 800-424-6690 or fill out the form on the right to have an attorney contact you.
On May 24, 2016, the defendant’s motion to dismiss was denied.
The amended complaint is available here.