Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Hennigan v. General Electric, et al. (Defective Microwave Ovens)

A lawsuit filed against the General Electric Company and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. alleges GE-branded microwave ovens manufactured on or after January 1, 2000 have a defect that makes them susceptible to activating on their own, leading to smoke and potentially extensive fire damage. (Samsung is alleged to have participated in the design and/or manufacturing of the microwave ovens and/or its parts or components.) The complaint alleges both companies were aware of the defect as early as 2002 but failed to take the necessary corrective measures or warn consumers. Timothy Hennigan alleges he purchased a GE-branded microwave oven in February of 2001 and that, in June of 2008, the microwave began running completely on its own, causing smoke-related damage to his home.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Filing
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 6/4/2009
Law Firm Press Release 6/4/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database