A boat manufacturer was cleared in a products liability case after a boat user’s three toes were amputated.

Carmon Sullivan of Jacksonville Beach was performing maintenance in the engine compartment of a 2011 Sea-Doo Challenger 210SP in January 2012 when the engine hatch closed on her right foot. A neighbor opened the hatch, but surgeons later amputated three toes. Sullivan sued manufacturer BRP U.S. Inc., claiming the accident resulted in continual pain and an altered gait.

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