We have already reported on the rise of Instant Pot lawsuits, but after reading the stories contained on this page, you’ll understand why pressure cooker lawsuits are being filed all across America. If your pressure cooker exploded, you are not alone. Read on to learn more about pressure cooker explosion lawsuits and the lawyer filing them.
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- 1 Imagine this …
- 2 Meet America’s Lawyer Filing Pressure Cooker Lawsuits
- 3 All About Pressure Cookers
- 4 Pressure Cooker Injuries Caused by Explosions
- 5 Stories of Pressure Cookers That Exploded
- 6 Pressure Cooker Lawsuits on The Rise Due to COVID-19
- 7 Which Pressure Cooker Brands Have Had Lawsuits Filed Against Them?
- 8 Interested in Filing a Pressure Cooker Lawsuit?
- 9 Free Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Review
Imagine throwing together a hot meal for your family and anticipating the easy cleanup because you were using a pressure cooker. The moment is nearly there when you and your family can gather around the kitchen table. You’re releasing the steam valve and the pressure cooker indicates it’s safe to open the contents. As you open the lid, the scalding hot contents of the pressure cooker suddenly explodes all over the kitchen and you are left with severe second or third degree burn injuries.
If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. This is the story that countless owners of pressure cookers have unfortunately experienced. Defective pressure cookers have been continually put on the market, even though they can be dangerous.
Meet America’s Lawyer Filing Pressure Cooker Lawsuits
Whenever I can, I will personally get on the phone to discuss their case. If they are stuck in the hospital, we can fly out to meet with them.
Our law firm has extensive experience representing injured burn victims against manufacturers of defective pressure cookers. We have been deeply involved in pressure cooker lawsuits against almost all of the major pressure cooker manufacturers.
It is our hope that by holding manufacturers responsible for their defectively designed pressure cookers that are severely hurting innocent people we can force those manufacturers to make a safer product or we can get them taken off of the market.”
Have you or a loved one been injured by an exploding pressure cooker? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation by filing a lawsuit. For a free, no-obligation review of your potential case and to contact attorney Michael K. Johnson at Johnson // Becker, PLLC, please start your Instant Case Review (below), visit his website, or call him by dialing (800) 279-6386.
All About Pressure Cookers
Pressure cookers are sometimes referred to as instant pots, multi cookers, multi pots and crock pots. In addition, there are different types of pressure cookers, such as the heavily advertised electric pressure cookers and the old school stovetop pressure cookers. Side note, both variations have had pressure lawsuits filed against them.
Anyhow, these kitchen appliances have been around for decades, as convenience is often a demand of at-home chefs. Pressure cookers have the ability to heat and steam contents with a high amount of pressure. This helps to reduce the time it takes to cook a regular meal on the stove or in the oven.
There are numerous components of a pressure cooker that can be defective or faulty. Should the lid lock, pressure vent, lid itself, sealing components of these items, or gasket become loose, faulty, or defective, you basically have a volcano of fresh food ready to burst. The temperature inside of a pressure cooker can reach upwards of 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pressure Cooker Injuries Caused by Explosions
Those who have been injured by a pressure cooker that exploded have not only suffered from severe burns, but there have been noted cases of amputation, blindness, concussion, broken bones, and disfigurement. Anyone who is in the vicinity of a defective pressure cooker is vulnerable severe injury. This includes not only the cook but the children, friends, spouse, family members, and even the family pet.
Stories of Pressure Cookers That Exploded
In 2017, CBS4 Miami reported on the kitchen pressure cooker explosion in Beth Morales’ home. She and her husband were using their pressure cooker to make a stew. Unbeknownst to them, the lid lock failed prematurely and when Morales went to open it up, the contents went everywhere on her body. She now lives with permanent scars from the experience.
Morales learned she was not the only consumer who has been injured by a pressure cooker explosion. After Googling the issue, she found out there has been a history of pressure cooker explosions across the country. Many such items are popular brand names carried in big box stores.
“It’s time that this manufacturer and others that make this product say it’s time to revamp this or take it off the line. It’s just injuring people,” Morales said.
Two year prior, CBS4 Miami had reported on the Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL explosions. It is certainly not a surprise to learn of another victim to a pressure cooker explosion was featured in the news.
Between the CBS4 Tristar report and the incident with Morales, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) uploaded many pages of consumer complaints similar to the Morales incident. It is a recurring problem that many companies have yet to fix.
A large number of people who have been burned or injured by exploding pressure cookers have already received settlements in their lawsuits.
Pressure Cooker Lawsuits on The Rise Due to COVID-19
The concern these days with pressure cookers is that more people are staying home to cook due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the United States. This means there will certainly be a rise in the incidence of pressure cooker explosions and trips to the Emergency Room.
Any number of components used in assembling the device can be faulty during the manufacturing process. Just one misstep or poorly constructed pressure cooker can be the exact cause of a dangerous situation.
In addition, many of the pressure cookers manufacturers who have had lawsuits or pressure cooker class action lawsuits filed against them have defectively designed their pressure cookers.
Below are examples of just a few pressure cooker defects:
- Faulty release valves may cause the lid to open before all the steam has escaped
- When the seal on the lid is not precisely in place, steam can cause the lid to eject
- The appliance can overheat or explode if the automatic shut off is defective, or if the manual stovetop pressure cooker does not have a manual shut off
Which Pressure Cooker Brands Have Had Lawsuits Filed Against Them?
Pressure cooker lawyer, Michael Johnson list of dozens of pressure cooker brands that he has filed lawsuits against on his law firms website. In addition his law firm is continually updating their pressure cooker lawsuit case repository section where you can learn more about settlements and class action lawsuits and he also provides a downloadable Pressure Cooker Litigation Guide.
Interested in Filing a Pressure Cooker Lawsuit?
Those who have been injured by an exploding pressure cooker can file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Many people who have filed a pressure cooker lawsuit have been able to target not just the manufacturer, but the whole lineup of retailers, suppliers, distributors, etc. Sometimes it may also include the engineers, product designers, contractors, or anyone else who participated in the making of the product. For this reason, those who file a pressure cooker lawsuit have been able to do so for the following reasons:
- Defectively manufactured product – this indicates just that: a defective product, either through manufacturing production or within distribution.
- Defectively designed product – indicates the product design itself was flawed by design. Many pressure cookers have been recalled for this reason.
- Failure to provide proper instructions or warnings – this is sometimes known as “defective marketing” and typically indicate the appliance did not have warning labels or instructions on how to properly use the product, warning signs to look out for, injuries that may occur, etc.
A pressure cooker lawyer may be able to file on your behalf areas of recovery such as Past and future pain and suffering; past and future medical expenses; lost wages; loss of ability to earn future wages; life care services; personal support; home modifications or repairs; compensation for damage to your home; punitive damages.
Free Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Review
Have you or a loved one been injured by an exploding pressure cooker? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation by filing a lawsuit. For a free, no-obligation review of your potential case and to contact attorney Michael K. Johnson at Johnson // Becker, PLLC, please start your Instant Case Review (below), visit his law firm website, or call him by dialing (800) 279-6386.