Class Is Steamed Up at Wal-Mart

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CN) – Two federal class actions claim Wal-Mart sells carpet steam cleaners that do not “produce even a puff of steam.” Bissell Homecare is co-defendant in one lawsuit, TTI Floorcare, which makes Hoover carpet cleaners, is co-defendant in the other.

     The classes claim the steam cleaners use “ordinary hot tap water” that remains unheated in the machines and that Wal-Mart sold them knowing that the “steam vacs” did not really produce steam.
     Both classes seek restitution, disgorgement, penalties and an injunction. Both are represented by John E. Norris of Birmingham.

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