The New York Court of Appeals reinstated a Manhattan man’s product liability lawsuit against the makers of a lye drain cleaner.
According to court documents, Yun Tung Chow was burned and blinded in one eye in 2001 when he used Lewis Red Devil Lye crystals to unclog a floor drain. As Chow poured the product onto the drain, it splashed on his face.
Chow filed a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the lye-cleaner alleging defective design and inadequate warning. The lawsuit was dismissed by a judge before trial.
On Tuesday, however, the state Court of Appeals ruled that New York law requires companies facing defective design claims to prove their product does not present an unreasonable risk of harm to the user. The Court reinstated the lawsuit, which will go to trial later this year.
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