Connecticut Federal Judge Tosses Ionization Smoke Detectors Class Suit

(March 15, 2016, 12:06 PM EDT) -- NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut federal judge on March 11 dismissed a consumer’s class complaint alleging that manufacturers of ionization smoke detectors hid that their products didn’t detect smoke from smoldering fires (Vincent Zito, et al. v. United Technologies Corporation, et al., No. 15-744, D. Conn.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31373).

(Ruling on motion to dismiss available. Document #43-160318-009Z.)

There are two primary types of smoke alarms sold in the United States: ionization smoke alarms and photoelectric smoke alarms. In general, ionization smoke alarms detect...
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