Company that Made Ceramic Fire Pots Files Bankruptcy

By Peter DePaolis

Attorney Peter DapaolisNapa Home & Garden, Inc., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late last month. The company made and marketed the ceramic firepots popular in back yards.

Napa marketed its “Fire Burners” gel pots and “Fire Gel” fuel as safe and easy to use both indoors and outdoors. These products have been implicated in many incidents in which people have been severely burned.

In its bankruptcy filing, Napa said its exploding product caused “significant operating difficulties,” and it expects lots of lawsuits and product returns. The Chapter 11 filing gives Napa temporary relief from pending litigation.

Burn injuries are some of the most painful and long-term injuries someone can suffer. They often require extended hospital stays, reconstructive surgery, and lengthy rehabilitation. The victims in this case deserve some sort of compensation for their suffering. Contact our office today for a consultation.

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Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.