Hose Disputes For Goodyear
Goodyear is being sued by four New York homeowners over allegedly leaky heating hose, which has caused damage to their houses. The hose, called Entran II, was usually installed under floors to heat homes – it was removed from the market in 1993. In Colorado earlier this year, Goodyear was ordered to pay $23 million to a property developer who used the hose in his buildings.
Other lawsuits are pending. Goodyear is appealing the Colorado decision and says any problems lie with improperly designed heating systems, rather than the hose. Two years ago, a federal jury found no blame attached to Goodyear in a dispute with a customer, Heatway Systems, who used Entran II in its heating systems and is now facing hundreds of claims.