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Jury Awards $13.5 M in Product Liability Faulty-Fan Death

A Philadelphia jury has issued a $13.5 million verdict against Lasko Products Inc., a West Chester fan manufacturer, after a defective fan motor sparked a 2005 house fire in Mount Airy that killed a 7-year-old boy.

The award was issued after a 13-day trial in the death of Joshua Foster, who was killed on June 14, 2005, when a fan in his mother’s bedroom triggered a blaze in the home. The child died of burns and smoke inhalation.

The fire was caused by a faulty Chinese-made motor in the portable fan, built in 2000, and the defect in the model was discovered in 1999.


A Common Pleas Court jury awarded $4 million to Loretta Foster, Joshua’s mother; $2 million to the boy’s sister, Shaquilla, for emotional distress; $7.5 million to Joshua’s estate; and $10,000 for funeral expenses.

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