Woman claims General Electric-manufactured refrigerator injured hand

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | May 22, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges she was injured by a plate on her refrigerator and is seeking $1 million in damages from the manufacturers.

HOUSTON – A Harris County woman alleges she was injured by a plate on her refrigerator and is seeking $1 million in damages from the manufacturers.

Fauzia Hafeez filed a complaint on April 27 in the Harris County District Court against General Electric Co., General Electric Products Inc. and Haier US Appliance Solutions Inc. alleging strict liability and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 22, 2016, she was attempting to fill a glass with water by using the refrigerator's water sprout when the kick plate (molding) came loose and fell on her hand, causing injuries. The suit states the refrigerator was manufactured by the defendants. 

The plaintiff holds General Electric Co., General Electric Products Inc. and Haier US Appliance Solutions Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide protective coating around the exposed metal edge of the plate and failed to provide adequate and proper warnings regarding the dangers of the appliance.

The plaintiff seeks monetary relief of more than $1 million. She is represented by Muhammad S. Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-28519

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