Insurer Says Faulty Headset Caused Fire At Kansas Wendy's

By Joyce Hanson (September 21, 2021, 5:45 PM EDT) -- An insurance company has lodged a product liability and property damage suit against a California electronics maker in Kansas federal court, accusing it of manufacturing a defective headset that caused a fire and more than $1 million in damage at a Wendy's fast-food restaurant.

Cincinnati Insurance Co. alleged Monday in its complaint against HM Electronics Inc. that an employee for the Wendy's eatery owned by Overland Park, Kansas-based Legacy Restaurant Group LLC connected his lithium battery-powered headset to a kitchen charging station and that the fire broke out only minutes later, causing substantial property damage.

"Subsequent investigation into the origin and...

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