Fiber-glass maker Basalt Fiber has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that the company failed to warn of the risk of fire and other hazards of the product.
According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in California, Basalt, a subsidiary of a California-based fiber-glass company, failed to report the risks posed by the glass to consumers.
The company was one of two companies sued by a California couple who were found dead in their home in 2011.
The California couple, identified as Jane and John Hulme, filed a lawsuit claiming that Basalt failed to notify them that the glass used in their basement had a flame hazard, according to the complaint.
The lawsuit, which seeks $200,000 in damages, says Basalt should have known about the dangers of the glass’s fiber-to a plastic coating and that it should have made an appropriate safety alert to consumers about the risks of the products.
Basalt has denied the allegations, saying the lawsuit is without merit.
The Basalt company did not respond to a request for comment.
The Hulmes have filed separate claims for compensatory and punitive damages.
The suit was filed in the Southern District of California by attorney Daniel J. Ziegler, who represents the Hulmans.
Basalt has more than 50 employees and employs more than 5,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area, according a statement from the company.