Whirlpool wants its stuff back. All of it.
On Thursday, the Michigan-based appliance giant fired off a letter to Sears, demanding that the retailer return all refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and other appliances that Whirlpool shipped to it in the 45 days leading up to Sears’s Oct. 15 bankruptcy filing.
Whirlpool argued that Sears was insolvent when it ordered the goods and therefore has no legal right to them.
It ordered Sears to “segregate” the goods and to “refrain from selling, disposing or using [them] for any purpose whatsoever.”
Sears didn’t immediately comment.