This case involves an individual who was severely injured by a truck tire that exploded while it was being inflated. The tire, manufactured by a well-known company, was purchased at a major retailer. The instructions were carefully followed for re-inflation of the tire on the truck in question. While the Plaintiff was re-inflating the tire it suddenly exploded, throwing the Plaintiff across the room into a large tool cabinet. In addition to the force of the blast, the violent explosion caused sections of the rim to fragment into small pieces, sending shrapnel throughout the garage. As a result of his injuries, the Plaintiff has undergone numerous surgeries. It was alleged that the tire and/or rim was manufactured defectively.