October 6th, 2014|
A family in Texas has filed suit against Nike after their child’s Nike Dri-FIT shorts caught fire during a campfire get together with friends, according to David Lee of Courthouse News Service. The family claims that their son, Hunter, was standing farthest from the fire when his shorts ignited and burned “with unthinkable speed and intensity,” resulting in second-degree burns on over 17 percent of his body. The suit alleges that Nike has a legal duty to warn consumers of the flammability of its Dri-FIT products, which it does not currently do. The attorneys at Cory Watson Attorneys have represented numerous clients in cases in which people suffered serious burn injuries caused by defective consumer products. The family is seeking actual and punitive damages for negligence and product liability.
“Hunter’s brother and friends helplessly watched in horror as Hunter’s Nike Dri-Fit shorts melted into his groin and legs, and dripped molten fabric on his shins,” the complaint states. “Hunter’s friends eventually rescued Hunter from the melting Dri-FIT inferno by pulling the shorts from around his feet and burying them in the sand to extinguish the flames. Tanner Patton suffered a tremendous shock as he helplessly watched his twin brother suffer this horrifying tragedy.”
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