Published on 19 - July - 2010
Argos files £13m lawsuit over 'toxic' sofasInsurers to Argos launch legal proceedings against leather technology supplier in connection with 'toxic' sofas sold to consumers.
The £13m lawsuit has been filed under Argos' name at the High Court against Northampton-based company Leather Trade House.
It claims the company, a leading leather technology supplier to Argos, failed in its duty to properly investigate the effects of dimethyl fumarate (DMF), a fungicide used in sofas sold to consumers by Argos and several other UK retailers.
The case comes after customers launched what is believed to be the largest consumer group litigation recorded in the UK after suffering burns and other injuries from the 'toxic' sofas.
A spokesperson for Home Retail Group confirmed that legal proceedings have commenced, but added that "these proceedings will have no material impact on Home Retail Group".
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