This case involves a defective DVD player that was sold at a large retailer. The DVD player in question contained one page of instructions, mostly indicating that the DVD player should not be kept in an environment above 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The plaintiff purchased the DVD player and placed it in his family room in a wooden cabinet beneath his television. On the day in question, the plaintiff and his family decided to watch three movies in a row. After four hours, the family decided to go for a walk, pausing the movie to go outside. While outside, the DVD player caught on fire, burning the cabinet and most of the family room. By the time the family returned, the fire had spread to parts of the kitchen, and the family called 911. Upon the fire department’s arrival, the fire had consumed most of the first floor. Additionally, four weeks after the fire, the retailer issued a recall of the DVD player.