Rifkin v. Active Water Systems, Inc. (2010) (Los Angeles Superior Court)
Plaintiff sustained third degree burns to his right foot during a home steam bath. Plaintiff alleged that the steam unit was defectively designed and that the manufacturer failed to warn of the proper installation and use of the spigot. He further alleged that the contractor failed to install the steam unit appropriately, leading to his injuries. Defendants denied that they were liable. They further claimed that plaintiff was comparatively at fault for falling asleep during the steam bath.