THE FACTS BEHIND THE BLITZ USA BANKRUPTCY
Blitz USA Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy After Deliberately
Producing Dangerous Products
August 9, 2012 – Blitz USA, recently announced that it is closing its doors after nearly fifty years in operation. The company claims the reason for bankruptcy is unwarranted products liability litigation. News sources across the nation have attacked trial lawyers for the “frivolous lawsuits” that caused the company to close.
Lawyers make a politically expedient scapegoat for people with a vested interest in ignoring problems.
Here are the facts: More than seventy-five people were horribly burned by Blitz gas cans and many burned to death; all because the company failed to install a simple flame arrestor that would have cost less than one dollar. Other manufacturers use it. Blitz USA did not because Wal-Mart squeezed its margins. Blitz USA wanted to produce a cheaper product even if it was dangerous.
Flame arrestors, which have been around for more than two-hundred years and are used on everything from lighter fluid to bottles of Bacardi 151 were removed by Blitz to make the cans cheaper to produce. The Blitz executives look at the camera in interviews and blame greedy trial lawyers for causing their American company to go bankrupt. The company never took responsibility for the horrible deaths and injuries it caused numerous adults and many children.
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