A woman who claims she was severely burned when a bottle of Bacardi 151 rum caught fire during a restaurant bartender's pyrotechnic display has won her attempt to proceed with a personal injury and product liability action against Bacardi and the restaurant. The woman alleged Bacardi knew or should have foreseen that its high-proof rum was being widely used for dangerous, flammable displays. She accused the company of using a poorly designed flame arrester on top of its bottle that could be easily removed by bartenders.
Burn Victim's Suit Goes Forward Against Bacardi Over Bartender's Pyrotechnics
New York Law Journal
June 1, 2010