Is this a silly class action suit or a way for people to punish bad faith and lies in marketing? You decide.
A class action suit was filed against SharkNinja, a homeware company famous for their Ninja air fryers. The filing says that SharNinja that marketed its nonstick pans saying they can handle temperatures of 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit, three times as high as the temperature of the Sun’s surface.
According to the complaint, that’s a claim that simply violates the laws of physics and thermodynamics, therefore a brazen lie to consumers. If you were to heat aluminum to such a degree, the metal would simply vaporize.
From a The Verge report on the lawsuit:
“While SharkNinja is the company best known for its Shark robovacs and Ninja kitchen gadget, this lawsuit takes issue with the Ninja NeverStick Premium Cookware collection, a line of pots and pans it advertises as having superior nonsticking and nonflaking qualities thanks to its manufacturing process.
Instead of making its pans at a measly 900-degree temperature that other brands use, SharkNinja says it heats up the cookware to a maximum of 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit. That process, according to SharkNinja, fuses “plasma ceramic particles” to the surface of the pan, “creating a super-hard, textured surface that interlocks with our exclusive coating for a superior bond.” But Patricia Brown, the person who filed this lawsuit, isn’t buying it. As cited in Brown’s lawsuit, NASA recently said the “surface of the Sun is a blisteringly hot 10,340 degrees Fahrenheit,” meaning SharkNinja’s manufacturing process reaches about three times that temperature.”
You can read on The Verge the full complaint, which alleges SharkNinja ““are little more than a glitzy, deceptive marketing technique”.