This case involves a plaintiff who was burnt by a range stove. The stove was a newly manufactured model and had recently been installed in the plaintiff’s kitchen. The stove was in the off position when unbeknownst to the plaintiff, it began to heat a cast-iron pot that had been left on the burner. A few minutes after the plaintiff left the kitchen, the house fire alarm went off. The plaintiff returned to the kitchen to find that the burner had caught fire. While attempting to put out the fire, the plaintiff suffered second-degree burns across both hands. This particular stove had not been recalled at the time of the incident, however, a number of consumers had reported similar issues with models made by the same manufacturer. An expert in appliance manufacturing was sought to determine if there was any defect with this particular unit.