Kitchenaid to pay $1 million to settle lawsuit with NFL

The Kitchenaid Company will pay $250,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the National Football League (NFL) that alleged the pasta maker was negligent when it failed to warn consumers about potential health risks of the popular product.

The company agreed to pay the amount, plus attorney’s fees, in connection with the suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco on March 2.

Kitchenaid, which has offices in Los Angeles and Atlanta, had argued in the lawsuit that the NFL failed to adequately warn consumers that the product’s high sodium content caused kidney stones.

A federal judge ruled in the NFL’s favor in September, finding that the company did not act in a manner that would cause a consumer to seek medical attention if a health risk were detected.

The NFL has defended its decision not to warn the public.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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