property managers and engineers in high-rise buildings may have
defective plumbing valves installed on the property.
Victaulic 608 Butterfly Valve Investigation
Berger & Montague attorneys are investigating Victaulic's
608 butterfly valve, a recently discontinued product that was
advertised to provide a "bubble-tight shut off" and "dead end
service" to "full working pressure" when the valve is placed in the
closed position. The now discontinued valve contains an
internal ductile disk coated with Victaulic's proprietary ethylene
propylene diene monomer ("EPDM"), a synthetic rubber product.
Berger & Montague is investigating complaints that Victaulic's
EPDM-coated disk is susceptible to deterioration and degradation
when exposed to chloramine, a water disinfectant commonly used as
an alternative to chlorine by water utility districts throughout
the United States.
Most Common Complaints
about the Victaulic 608 Butterfly Valve
The most common complaints with these valves is
that when exposed to chloramine, they fail to shut off the water
supply as intended, and that when the EPDM deteriorates, it
releases black particulate matter into the potable water system in
which it was installed.
How can I determine if
Victaulic 608 butterfly valves were installed on my
They are typically exposed and are easily identified as
Victaulic by their orange handles with "Victaulic" in black.
They are also date stamped.
Where would the 608
butterfly valves have been installed?
You will typically see them in water entry rooms, mechanical
rooms and on distribution floors.
When did Victaulic
discontinue the 608 butterfly valve?
Victaulic's product literature shows the 608 valve with EPDM
available in 2012 and specifically lists it as discontinued in 2013
Is there a cost to join
Berger & Montague's consumer class action cases are
typically litigated on a contingent fee basis, so plaintiffs and
the class do not pay attorneys' fees or court costs unless there is