Claim of the Week: Sno-Globe Hazard Edition

A couple weeks ago TSA busted me for trying to smuggle a sno-globe in my carry-on. I had no idea . . . .

PETOSKEY, Mich. — An insurance company has filed a lawsuit seeking $1.8 million from Hallmark Cards and another company over a defective snow globe blamed for a fire that destroyed a home in northern Michigan.

The Jumbo Snowman snow globe was recalled in December 2008, weeks after a fire destroyed the Petoskey home of Stephen and Florence Hajek, who own two card stores. Federal regulators at the time said the globe could act as a magnifying glass in the sun and cause a fire.

Auto-Owners Insurance paid $1.8 million after the Hajek home was destroyed. Snow globes and other store inventory were at their home.

Via Advisen.

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