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Hughes v. Magic Chef, Inc
Plaintiff was seriously burned when a stove made by the manufacturer exploded after the propane tank was refilled. The pilot lights on the stovetop were re-lit, but a pilot light in the oven’s cavity was not. Propane built up within the stove, resulting in the ensuing explosion. The injured husband and his wife brought an action against the manufacturer based on strict product liability. The jury found for the manufacturer, and the trial court overruled the injured party’s Motion for a New Trial.
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