The plaintiff, a 5-year-old girl, had been given a new plaid poncho, made from a synthetic material, which had a decorative fringe along its edges.


The fringe caught fire, and the entire poncho was engulfed in flames. The girl sustained massive disfiguring burn injuries.

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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