PITTSBURGH – A man who allegedly had two batteries explode in his pocket has filed a lawsuit against the companies that made and sold them.
David Ostrander filed the complaint in August in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, accusing LG Chem Ltd., LG Chem America Inc. and Cigarettes 4 Less LLC of negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty and reckless indifference.
According to the complaint, Ostrander bought the batteries at Cigarettes 4 Less. He had them in his left front pocket when they spontaneously exploded on Aug. 17, 2018, causing burns and other injuries, he said.
Ostrander sued for an amount exceeding the $35,000 court limit, attorney fees and court costs. He is represented by Edward J. Balzarini Jr.
The Allegheny County Court Case number 19-11202