July 19, 2005

DuPont sued in class action case over Teflon

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two Florida law firms said on Tuesday
they had filed class action lawsuits against DuPont Co.,
charging the chemicals giant hid the potential health hazards
of its Teflon non-stick cookware coatings.

The lawsuits against E.I. DuPont de Numours Co., which were
filed by Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin P.L. and Oppenheim
Pilelsky P.A. in federal courts in several states, call for
DuPont to pay damages to class members, create a fund for
medical monitoring of consumers who purchased products
containing Teflon, and put warning labels on cookware with