Gourmia Pressure Cooker Burn
Our pressure cooker injury lawyers have seen an increase in Gourmia pressure cooker injury claims. While they might seem like convenient cooking devices, pressure cookers also have the potential to be dangerous and even deadly. The injury claims are similar to those our pressure cooker law firm is handling against Tristar Products for the Power Pressure Cooker. If you were burned by a Gourmia pressure cooker, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact a pressure cooker burn lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin today for a free consultation at (800) 337-7755.The Safety Features of Gourmia’s Pressure Cookers
Some of the features that are commonly advertised in Gourmia pressure cookers include the following:
- LED display that offers features like time control and one-touch cooking
- Containers with stainless steel exteriors and nonstick inner pots
- Pressure sensors that make sure the cooker’s lid remains locked until it is safe to open
- A reassurance that Gourmia takes the quality of its product seriously and offers products that will meet the highest safety standards
According to Gourmia’s own website, its pressure cookers contain an “AUTO RELEASE” button which “safely releases steam upon cooking completion, or at the touch of a button.” It also claims that its pressure cookers have “SECURE LOCK TECHNOLOGY: Air-tight lid features a 12 level safety system, remaining firmly locked into place until internal pressure reaches safe levels to open.” If so, it should be impossible for a user to suffer burn injuries from an exploding Gourmia pressure cooker. However, our pressure cooker lawyers already represent multiple victims allegedly burned by use of their Gourmia pressure cookers.Burns Associated with Pressure Cooker Accidents
There are a number of different types of burns that can be caused by pressure cookers. Scalding burns are caused by steam or liquid that escapes from the cooker and can lead to substantial nerve damage on the surface of a person’s skin. Pressure cooker burns not only cause surface burns, but they can also lead to tissue damage in some cases. There are several different types of burns that can be caused by exposure to a defective pressure cooker, which include the following:
- First-degree burn damage to the outer layer of a person’s skin
- Second-degree burns to the outer layer of a person’s skin as well as the layer beneath
- Third-degree burns damage the deepest layer of the skin as well as tissue located beneath
While second-degree burns are the most common type of burn due to defective pressure cookers, it is also possible to end up facing first- and third-degree burns. In many cases, burns can lead to a number of additional complications, which include blistering, scarring, and swelling. In some cases, burns can also lead to more serious complications, including organ failure. Some people may even need skin grafting to repair a pressure cooker burn.
In addition to burns, some of the other types of injuries that could result from pressure cooker explosions include eye injuries, disfiguring scars, lacerations, lost limbs, and traumatic brain injuries. In addition to physical injuries, defective pressure cookers are known to cause substantial property damage to the area surrounding a pressure cooker. CBS News featured a recent pressure cooker explosion case our Florida pressure cooker law firm handled showing the damage a pressure cooker may cause.Risks of Using Gourmia Pressure Cookers
Pressure cookers are designed to cook foods quickly, but this has the potential to be particularly dangerous. When pressure cookers remain sealed, the heat and pressure inside of the devices build up substantially. If a lid is not properly sealed, the pressure inside the device can make a projectile out of the lid. In other situations, if a pot is poorly constructed or if the safety features fail, pressure cookers can explode.Where and When to Bring a Pressure Cooker Burn Injury Claim
If you were hurt by a pressure cooker, the law limits the time to bring a claim for compensation. If the injury occurred in Florida, you may have up to four years from the date of injury to make a claim. If a minor child was injured, the time to bring a claim for personal injury may be even greater. If someone was killed by a Gourmia pressure cooker, the law may limit the time to bring the claim to two years from the date of incident under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act.Reported Problems With Gourmia Pressure Cookers
There have been many reported problems already with the Gourmia Pressure Cooker. Some of these include:
- Just opened the box with Gourmia GP-600 (6 qt) and the pressure valve was sliding off or has been broken (cannot be properly and securely inserted into slot on top of the cover). – PJW, amazon.com
- Turns off and smells burned and smokes then turns off – Ryan, amazon.com
- Fell apart the third time I used it. The steam attachment ended up in the food. – Kennybenny, amazon.com
- Seal wouldn’t stay in. Impossible to use. Pressure couldn’t build up due to faulty seal.- Angela C., amazon.com
- I attempted to use my pressure cooker yesterday and the pressure valve is not functioning properly. It keeps spinning so it won’t open or close completely; therefore, it won’t build pressure. This renders the pressure cooker useless. – Lisa V., amazon.com
- The company told the recipient that the glue they use makes the device not work sometimes and that the only fix was a new device. – Sheena99, bestbuy.com
- Since I had rewards I decided to buy this one. It's obviously made in a foreign country and the instructions definitely reflect this and are a very poor translation. It was so hard to figure out. A managed to get it to saute, but I never did get it to pressure cook. – ilovehorses, bestbuy.com
Gourmia is headquartered in New York. They claim their pressure cookers enables consumers to eat better, fresher, and healthier without spending hours in the kitchen prepping, cooking and then cleaning up. Some of the models of their multi-function pressure cookers include:
- GPS650 Pressure Cooker & Smoker 6.5 Qt.
- GPC625 ExpressPot Pressure Cooker 6 Qt.
- GPC965 Auto-Release Pressure Cooker 6 Qt
- GPC655 ExpressPot Pressure Cooker 6 Qt
- GPC855 ExpressPot Pressure Cooker 8 Qt
- GPC400 ExpressPot Pressure Cooker 4 Qt.
- GPC800 ExpressPot Pressure Cooker 8 Qt.
- GPC1000 ExpressPot Pressure Cooker 10 Qt.
- GPC1200 ExpressPot Pressure Cooker 12 Qt.
Many of these pressure cookers were made in China and not actually by Gourmia in their New York location. According to their product manuals, the product manuals themselves were printed in China. This is similar to the Tristar Power Pressure Cooker claims our pressure cooker lawyers are handling, where the pressure cookers were made in China.Speak With an Experienced Pressure Cooker Attorney
Product liability cases are a unique area of personal injury law and involve a special series of consideration. If you or a loved one is injured by a Gourmia pressure cooker or any other type of pressure cooker, you should not hesitate to obtain the assistance of an experienced pressure cooker attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin. Contact our law office today at (800) 337-7755 for a free pressure cooker injury claim consultation. We can even take your case on a contingency fee basis, which means we wait to get paid from any settlement or trial. If you don’t get compensation, we waive all of our fees and costs.