PHILADELPHIA — A minor and his guardian are suing Procter & Gamble Company, an Ohio corporation, citing alleged design defect, insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries, negligence and product liability.
Nylee Butler, a minor, by and through his p/n/g, Nadira Abdullah, and Nadira Abdullah, individually, filed a complaint on July 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Procter & Gamble Company, alleging that the Ohio corporation manufactured defective Duracell AA batteries.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on October 10, 2014, Nylee, then 2 years old, experienced pain from being burned by a Duracell AA battery that fell from a television remote control. The plaintiffs holds Procter & Gamble Company responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to carefully inspect its products for any defects before selling them to consumers.
The plaintiffs seek judgment against the defendant in an amount not in excess of $150,000 plus court cost, interest, and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Brandon A. Swartz and Joseph P. Guzzardo of Swartz Culleton PC in Newtown.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-03703-SD