This case involves a product liability suit against an appliance company. The plaintiff was using a clothes iron, which he had purchased three months prior to the incident in question. On the day in question, the plaintiff was ironing and briefly put the iron down in the upright position. He turned towards his closet to retrieve another shirt, but he started to smell something foul and turned to find acrid smoke and flames coming from where the electric cord met the base of the iron. As the fire spread onto the ironing board cover, the plaintiff unplugged the iron and attempted to extinguish the flames by dousing them with water. The fire quickly spread to other articles of clothing, the dresser, and eventually spread to the bedroom. The plaintiff called 911, and the fire department extinguished the fire. It was later revealed that the fire caused over $113,453 of damage. Additionally, the plaintiff suffered second-degree burns on both of his arms.