This case involves piping in a large confectionery factory in Arkansas that suddenly burst while in use. The piping in question was used to transport water for use at various points in the company’s production line, and had been installed relatively recently. On the date of the incident in question, the factory’s machinery was being turned on for that day’s production run when the water pipe suddenly exploded, sending torrents of water into critical machinery as well as flooding the factory floor. As a result of damage caused by the pipe explosion, the factory was forced to replace a significant amount of expensive equipment, which cause significant production delays and profit losses. It was alleged that the piping had not been manufactured to resist the internal pressures encountered in its application at the factory, despite the manufacturer’s assurances that it was adequate.