Benjamin Franklin Plumbing technician Todd Snider installs a 08 gallon per flush ultralow flow toilet at a home in Novato California Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing technician Todd Snider installs a 0.8 gallon per flush ultra-low flow toilet at a home in Novato, California.

Fluidmaster subject to class action lawsuit claiming it sold defective toilet connectors

According to the suit, more than a million defective toilet connectors were sold in the U.S. "Fluidmaster will vigorously defend our company and the reputation of our products." Fluidmaster’s five-year warranty may be the longest in the business. Due to the material and design of the toilet connector, the plastic was susceptible to bending with weight and pressure over time, according to the suit.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIFORNIA — The law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, Seattle, has filed a class action lawsuit against Fluidmaster Inc., claiming that the plumbing product and toilet repair company knowingly sold defective toilet connectors that spontaneously broke, causing millions of dollars in property damage at homeowners’ expense.

The complaint, filed Apr. 24, 2014, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, states that Fluidmaster elect

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