Crock Pot Express Cooker Burn

Crock pots and pressure cookers are designed to make life easier. While these devices can help to greatly reduce the amount of time required to cook food, these devices are not without their risks. Cookers are sealed vessels in which food cooks with some type of hot liquid. When these products contain defects, very serious injuries as well as accompanying property damage is known to occur.

At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, we believe that you should not be required to worry about your safety when using a crock pot or pressure cooker. We filed many pressure cooker lawsuits around the United States on behalf of victims injured by exploding pressure cookers. If you were burned by a pressure cooker in Florida, call a product liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin for a free consultation at 800-337-7755.

Our clients ask common questions about pressure cooker explosion claims, like:

  • How can I sue a pressure cooker manufacturer?
  • Where can I find a product liability attorney in Florida who handles cases against Crock Pot?
  • I need a pressure cooker attorney because I was burned when my crock pot exploded. Where can I find a pressure cooker attorney near me?
  • Is there a class action against Crock Pot?

Common Types of Pressure Cooker Issues

Cookers rely on sealed contents that cook under pressure because there is no air or room to slow the process. Some of the most common types of pressure cooker defects that are known to exist include the following:

       Cooker gaskets that prematurely allow the pot to open during high-pressure cooking

       Inadequate vents for steam, which can lead to explosions

       Pot lids that do not seal properly which cause the contents to be spilled out

       Poor instructions that make it difficult to understand how to properly use the crock pot or electric pressure cooker

       Float valve that gets covered in food and seals the pressure cooker closed

       Defective float valve that allows the lid to open when the pressure cooker is still pressurized

As a result of these defects as well as others, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance Systems group reports that each month there are at least 39 serious injuries caused as a result of defective cookers. People who are harmed by the devices frequently require substantial medical treatment to treat burns. It is also very common for property damage to occur.

Common Injuries Caused by Defective Electric Multi-Cookers

Some of the most common injuries that are known to be caused by defective cookers include the following:

       Burns. If a pressure cooker explodes, it is very common for serious burns to occur. In the most serious of cases, burns can end up requiring skin grafting.

       Scars. There is a high risk that serious burns can permanently disfigure a person. In some cases following significant scars, it might be critical to pursue medical care.

In the most serious cases, injuries caused by defective cookers can lead to life-threatening infections. It is even possible that people burned by defective cookers can end up being killed, leading to a wrongful death claim in Florida.  

Cooker Recalls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission analyzes whether a product presents a substantial product hazard to a consumer. Some of the factors that courts analyze to determine whether a product is defective in nature include the following conditions:

       The type of defect, which might include a construction, design, or packaging defect

       The volume of defective products, which results in products that receive numerous safety reports being more likely to be recalled

       The severity of the burn or other injury risk

Some pressure cookers, like the Tristar Power Pressure Cooker have not been recalled as of this writing, but have numerous lawsuits filed against it for burn injuries.

Complaint About Crock Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, we have handled cases involving many pressure cooker injuries, including the Crock Pot Electric Pressure Cooker. The Crock Pot Express Crock Multi-Cookers are supposed to have safety features to prevent the lid from opening. Its website says, “Airtight locking lid stays sealed under pressure for added safety.” It promises that, “The lid will only open when all the pressure has been released.”

Yet, despite these safety mechanisms, complaints have been made of possible dangers with the Crock Pot multi-cooker. One common complaint our pressure cooker lawyers have seen in electric pressure cookers is the float valve notification system. Many pressure cookers, including the Crock Pot Express, have a float valve which is hidden in the lid handle. As one reviewer complained, “The float valve is in the handle where it is difficult to see. It’s harder to tell when the pressure has been released and you can open the pot.”

Who Makes The Crock Pot Electric Pressure Cooker?

The Crock Pot Electric Pressure Cooker appears to be distributed by Jarden Corporation, which is based in Boca Raton, Florida. The pressure cooker manual states that the Express Crock Multi-Cooker is distributed by Sunbeam Products, Inc. doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Sunbeam Products, Inc. is a subsidiary of Newell Brands Inc. The product manual was printed in China.

There are several models sold by Jarden Corporation, and distributed through various online and box retail stores including Target, Walmart, and others. Some of the models include:

  • Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker
  • Crock-Pot® 8-Quart Express Crock XL Multi-Cooker, Stainless Steel​
  • Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker, Black Stainless
  • Crock-Pot® 4-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker MINI, Stainless Steel​
  • Crock-Pot® 4-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker MINI, Black Stainless
  • Crock-Pot® 6-Quart 3-in-1 Multi-Cooker, Stainless Steel​

Speak with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

We handle pressure cooker lawsuits all over Florida, and can help in any city in Florida, including Key West, Miami, Hialeah, Ft Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and beyond.

As a pressure cooker law firm, we believe that people should be protected from the deadly nature of pressure cookers. We are prepared to fight to hold companies accountable if their products hurt our clients. Our Florida product liability law firm can help with your pressure cooker case. Call us at 800-337-7755 for a free consultation.