Mixit-brand women’s pajamas do not specify whether they’re intended for indoor or outdoor use, but one presumes that they’re most often worn inside. Mr. Heater tank-top propane heaters, on the other hand, specifically warn that they are meant for “outdoor use only.”
Whether Mischelle Holohan was indoors or out when the Mixit PJs she was modeling came in contact with her Mr. Heater is unclear. Without specifying the location, Holohan claims she suddenly found herself wearing hot pants when her “ladies pajamas burst into flames” on Feb. 5, 2010. Apparently there are certain things that Mixits are not meant to be mixed with, intense heat being one of them.
Holohan was put out by the incident – or rather - had to be put out. For reasons unknown, it took her two years to realize that the ignition of her nightwear had caused her mental distress, humiliation, and disfigurement.
On Feb. 3, 2012, Holohan filed a lawsuit in Berkeley County Circuit Court against the makers of Mixit women’s sleepwear, J.C. Penny, Mr. Heater Corp., et al., accusing them of being responsible for her bed-wear bonfire.
“The defendants should’ve known the pajamas were not treated in a manner to adequately retard and diminish the flammability of the fabric,” her suit alleged, without explaining why the outdoors Mr. Heater should be expected to be familiar with the combustible nature of women’s bedtime apparel.
Four months after filing the suit, perhaps following a heated exchange, Holohan’s attorney withdrew from the case, citing “a breakdown in the attorney-client relationship.”
Towards the end of last year, Judge Christopher Wilkes ordered Holohan to show cause why the case should not be dismissed. On the second day of this year, he dismissed it.
After nearly making an ash of herself, Holohan accomplished nothing but waste the court’s time and some taxpayers’ money.