Sparkletts Inc. issued a statement Wednesday stating that the company is reviewing the claims in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a year-old Covina girl who suffered third-degree burns over much of her body when an allegedly defective water dispenser delivered by the company shot scalding water onto the child.

The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, filed Friday, also names as defendants DS Services of America, which also was allegedly responsible for the dispenser’s delivery; Costco Inc., which allegedly leased the dispenser to the family; and Crystal Mountain, identified by the suit as the manufacturer of the device.

“We are aware of news reports related to a recent lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County citing an allegedly defective water dispenser delivered by our company on behalf of a third party,” the Sparkletts statement read.

“At this time, we are reviewing the matter and the related details, noting that the water coolers we deliver are designed with a hot water child safety lock system in place. We are eager to understand the incident facts including with the parties named. The safety of all DS Services and Sparkletts products, and third party products delivered by us, is of paramount importance. We would like to assure all of our customers that we are investigating this matter fully. We have no plans to change or halt deliveries at this time.”

The suit alleges strict liability and negligence and seeks unspecified damages.

The girl was injured Dec. 29 when “a defective and dangerously designed water dispenser shot scalding water at her face, chest and stomach,” the complaint alleges.

The suit alleges the dispenser was negligently developed and manufactured and unsafe for use by a consumer or bystander.

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