The plaintiffs, two boys ages 12 and 10 were spending the night at a campsite.


Before retiring they left a candle outside their tent which was the source of ignition.

The canvas material of which the tent was constructed caught fire. The two boys were severely burned and will suffer permanent scarring. It would have been an easy matter for the manufacturer to treat the tent canvas with a flame retardant so that this tragedy could have been averted. The cost to the manufacturer would have been negligible as compared to the harm which resulted.

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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