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Walmart Pays Settlement in Dust-Off Lawsuit After Car Accident

Walmart Pays Settlement in Dust-Off Lawsuit After Car Accident

October 20, 2023 — Walmart has reached a settlement with the family of a woman who died in a car accident that was caused by a man who huffed Dust-Off.

The car accident was caused by a driver who “huffed a can of dust remover” that he purchased from Walmart, then lost control of his vehicle and caused a deadly car accident in 2017.

The man who caused the car accident was sentenced to 35 years in prison for her death, as well as child endangerment because his 5-year-old daughter was also in his car.

In 2020, the father of the 39-year-old woman who died filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Walmart and Falcon Safety Products, the manufacturer of Dust-Off.

His lawsuit claims that Dust-Off is unreasonably dangerous because it contains around 99% highly-compressed difluoroethane (DFE) gas, which drug-users can inhale (or “huff”) to experience a quick high.

Walmart agreed to pay a settlement to the family of the woman who died, but the family is still pursuing claims against Falcon for selling a dangerous product.

The lawsuit was filed on October 17, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri — Case Number 5:20-cv-06165.

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