Norazza Inhalant Addiction Lawsuits

A class action complaint filed in late May 2024 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois involves an individual accusing Norazza, Inc. of producing and distributing computer dusters that led to the death of her husband due to the inclusion of DFE, a highly addictive substance, in the computer dust spray. Our firm is looking to seek justice for other individuals interested in filing Norazza inhalant addiction lawsuits.

What is Norazza Computer Spray?

Norazza makes Endust for Electronics, “a complete line of Dusting Sprays, Cleaners and Microfiber Cleaning Cloths to safely and effectively clean your sensitive equipment,” according to its website

In the aforementioned case, Spring Piatek, acting individually and on behalf of children Lily and Theodore Piatek, filed a complaint on behalf of Timothy Piatek’s estate – the estate of her late husband. The case alleges that Norazza’s product Endust contains Difluoroethane (DFE), a harmful chemical that is prone to abuse through inhalation.

Norazza Inhalant Abuse Cases

The class action against Norazza claims that the company failed to provide adequate warnings about the risks associated with inhaling the chemicals in their products, leading to severe physical and psychological harm.

The inhalation of DFE can allegedly lead to severe health crises including addiction, organ damage, and death. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, when it comes to inhalant abuse, “With successive inhalations, users may suffer loss of consciousness and/or death.”

Additionally, the agency notes on its website, “‘Sudden sniffing death’ can result from a single session of inhalant use by an otherwise healthy young person. Sudden sniffing death is particularly associated with the abuse of butane, propane, and chemicals in aerosols.’”

In the case of Timothy Piatek, the case claims that he became addicted to inhaling 1-1 Difluoroethane in Endust, and that addiction led to unpredictable behavior and his eventual death from cardiac arrest caused by DFE toxicity on May 25, 2022. The case accuses Norazza of not adequately warning about the dangers and the ineffectiveness of the added bitterant, DB, which was asserted to prevent misuse but allegedly does not perform as claimed.

Indeed, documents in the case reveal, “DB is a bronchodilator which relaxes muscles in the lungs and widens the inhalant abuser’s airways. As a result, DB increases the amount of DFE which the inhalant abuser might otherwise absorb into their lungs while huffing. This operates to make huffing the duster even riskier and more dangerous than it otherwise would be absent the bitterant.”

If you or a loved one suffered due to Norazza inhalant abuse, our firm may be able to help you pursue compensatory and punitive damages.

Contact Phillips Law Group for Assistance

Phillips Law Group wants to help other individuals who have been harmed due to Norazza inhalant addiction. We may be able to help you seek justice in the form of compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.

Ultimately, the Piatek case and any addiction Norazza inhalant abuse cases will highlight the need for better safety regulations and more comprehensive product labeling to prevent such incidents in the future. 

Between 2006 and 2022, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission received reports of 1,115 deaths and 28,800 emergency room visits involving inhalation of 1,1-difluoroethane (DFE), noting it as a propellant commonly used in aerosol dusters. This is a known concern, and we want to help those who have been harmed as a result of computer duster abuse. 

Please contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your circumstances. Our team has years of experience and is trusted in the Arizona community; we can advise you about your potential legal steps and advocate on your behalf if you decide to move forward with a Norazza inhalant addiction lawsuit. 

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