Owners Of Record-Setting Cats Killed In Fire Sue Chair-Maker

July 18, 2019 - 8:29 am
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FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ/AP) - The owners of two record-setting cats killed in a house fire in Farmington Hills two years ago are blaming the maker of a massage chair for the blaze. 

William and Lauren Powers are seeking more than $1 million in damages from Fremont, Calif.-based American Crocodile International Group Inc. The couple claims the chair was defective, malfunctioned and caused the 2017 fire that killed cats Arcturus Aldebaran Powers and Cygnus Regulus Powers.

At the time, Arcturus held the Guinness World Records mark for tallest domestic cat, measuring about 19 inches. Cygnus also held the record for the domestic cat with the longest tail, measuring more than 17 inches.

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The fire took off on November 12, 2107 and destroyed the couple's home. It took weeks for crews to search the rubble, and it wasn’t until the final room of the basement was excavated that it was discovered Arcturus and Cygnus had remained hidden during the fire and died from smoke inhalation.

The lawsuit claims the cats were like children to the couple.

American Crocodile International did not immediately responded to the lawsuit.