Man alleges Kidde fire extinguisher failed during use

By Louie Torres | Nov 20, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man alleges a fire extinguisher failed when he attempted to use it to put out a fire.

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man alleges a fire extinguisher failed when he attempted to use it to put out a fire.

Anthony Clark filed a complaint on Nov. 6, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Kidde Residential & Commercial alleging negligence/recklessness and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff purchased a fire extinguisher manufactured by the defendant on June 2 to have while he was working on a roof at a Philadelphia property. He alleges a fire did break out during the work but the fire extinguisher failed to operate. He alleges he sustained burns to his body in an attempt to put out the fire.

The plaintiff holds Kidde Residential & Commercial responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to ensure the fire extinguisher was free from defects and failed to properly inspect it prior to distribution.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages of more than $75,000, interest, punitive damages, and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Steven B. Barrett of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin PC in Lansdale.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-04970-CDJ

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