The parents of a child who was burned when a French press coffee maker made by Bodum USA Inc. broke and scalded her have reached a deal with the company to receive a “substantial” payout intended to see the child through college.
Michelle Grant, who sued on behalf of her daughter, M.G., asked the Northern District of California to grant approval to the settlement, which was reached after mediation in March.
While the terms of the settlement are confidential, the entirety of the settlement is devoted to M.G and will cover M.G.’s health care needs and provide full coverage for her following her parents’ retirement.
John and Michelle Grant pursued claims on behalf of their 10-year-old daughter, who was burned when the family’s Bodum Chambord 8-cup French press broke and scalded her on Jan. 23, 2018. According to the suit, their daughter decided to help them make coffee that morning, and as she pressed the coffee plunger down, she “saw a piece of glass come flying out of the side of the French press” as the press broke and scalding hot liquid hit the child.