This action arises from personal injury related to a pressure cooker. The plaintiff sued Amazon, Instant Brands, and GD Midea. GD Midea was the manufacturer of the pressure cooker and was located in China. GD Midea’s insurer was aware of the claim and had appointed counsel, but argued that because service was not done in accordance with the Convention through the Chinese central authority, GD Midea was not required to respond to the action. The plaintiff argued that the insurer’s knowledge of the claim was sufficient and that the Court should deem service to have been properly completed. Justice MacLeod held that the Rules and the Convention required service on GD Midea through the central authority, and that until such service took place, GD Midea was not required to serve pleadings. He granted an extension of 24 months for service on the Chinese company based on the suggestion that service in China generally took around 18 months.