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Man sues Motorola over wireless Bluetooth headsets

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Fri Oct 20 2006, 10:29
A CALIFORNIA man who says the cell phone maker knew its wireless Bluetooth headsets could damage users' hearing is suing Motorola.

Martin Alpert, who filed his suit in U.S. District Court in Chicago, said that despite Motorola's knowledge that its Bluetooth headsets could cause "serious hearing loss," the company failed to warn customers, Crain's Chicago Business reported Thursday.

The Illinois cell phone maker had "actual and constructive knowledge" that its headsets "posed a serious risk of harm to consumers from noise-induced hearing loss during the headsets' normal and intended use," the suit alleges.

Alpert's lawyers are seeking class-action status for his suit. More here. µ

 

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