The plaintiff, a 4-year-old boy, was burned when he fell out of his parents’ bed tipping over the vaporizer which poured boiling water on his chest.


The vaporizer was negligently designed in that it had a dangerously high center of gravity and its cover fit loosely on top and could easily fall off if the product were overturned. A simple screw top lid could have prevented this accident. The manufacturer purchased the chamber of the vaporizer already threaded, yet designed a loose fitting cover to fit over the jar and ignored the threading.[14]

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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