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Karl was not a licensed plumber, but occasionally installed hot water heaters as part of his handyman business.  Karl installed a new 50-gallon hot water heater manufactured by Rheem for Alana, a single mother with two children.  Warnings were provided in large bold letters on a metal plate on the water heater.  Similar warnings were provided in the manual Karl provided to Alana at the time of installation.  The warning on the water heater read “CAUTION: HOT WATER CAN SCALD.” The heater itself contained a picture of hot water coming from a faucet with the words “DANGER” printed above it.Karl set the temperature to 110°F.  The next day, 4-year-old Shannon was being bathed by her 12-year-old sister, Joy.  When Joy received a call on her cell phone, she left Shannon alone in the bathtub with the water running.  Shannon was scalded by the water from the tap.  Shannon’s mother brought suit against Karl and the manufacturer.  alleging defects in the design of the water heater and Karl’s failure to warn her about the heater’s dangers.