Berger & Montague has filed a lawsuit against NIBCO,
claiming that their cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) plumbing tubes
and component parts are substandard and fail earlier than consumers
According to the lawsuit, PEX tubing suffers from oxidization.
Oxidization is when oxygen affects the quality of a material, such
as metal or plastic. This can occur if the material was not treated
properly or has a flawed design. PEX tubing oxidization can lead to
cracks and ruptures, which causes water leaks. The water also
damages NIBCO's component parts, such as their fittings and
People who have suffered property damage from PEX tubing have
reported cracking and leaking, water saturation, property damage to
wall, ceilings, and carpets, and the need to repair and replace the
PEX tubing and components.
Although the suit is filed against NIBCO, you may still be able
to join if you have PEX plumbing tubes manufactured by Consolidated
Plumbing Industries (CPI), since NIBCO acquired CPI in 2006.
Berger & Montague's attorneys are available to review claims
from consumers who experienced problems with their NIBCO PEX tubing
and components. If you suspect that your tubing may be faulty or
defective, contact us to speak with an attorney, free of charge.
Either call us at 800-424-6690 or fill out the form on the right to
have an attorney contact you.
On May 24, 2016, the defendant's motion to dismiss was
The amended complaint is available here.