Pressure Cooker Injury
If you were burned by a pressure cooker that exploded, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your pain and suffering, scars, medical treatment, and more. Our pressure cooker product liability attorneys have handled many cases where someone was burned by exploding contents from a pressure cooker. If you need a pressure cooker attorney because your pressure cooker exploded and burned you, call us today. We represent many people burned by a pressure cooker, and can handle claims against the Power Pressure Cooker, Gourmia Pressure Cooker, Crock Pot Pressure Cooker, Fagor, Instant Pot, Cuisinart and many others.
Contact one of our pressure cooker burn lawyers now if you were injured by a Pressure Cooker to find out if you are entitled to compensation at (800) 337-7755. We've already handled many claims against Tristar and the Power Pressure Cooker manufacturers, Gourmia, Crock Pot and many others.Electric Pressure Cooker Burn Injury Claims
If you were burned by an exploding pressure cooker, you may have a claim for personal injury entitling you to money for your pain and suffering, burns, scars, medical treatment and more. Our pressure cooker injury lawyers can handle claims against most major pressure cooker makers. Call us for a free consultation if you were hurt by any of these electric pressure cookers:
Tristar Power Pressure Cooker - Tristar has several models of their electric pressure cooker. Our Tristar pressure cooker lawyers have handled more than 30 claims against Tristar and their manufacturers, and worked as lead attorney on IN RE TRISTAR PRESSURE COOKER LITIGATION in NJ Federal Court.
Gourmia Express Pot Electric Pressure Cooker - Our office has handled many claims where a user was burned by a Gourmia electric pressure cooker. The Gourmia pressure cooker is supposed to have several safety features preventing it from opening while still under pressure, but our office has investigated several claims where the user suffered severe burns when the lid came off while the cooker was still pressurized.
Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker - Our pressure cooker burn attorneys have received complaints of burns caused by the Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker. This Multi-Cooker advertises that its lid will stay sealed while under pressure, yet victims reported that the lid still came off while the cooker was pressurized and severely burned them. If you were burned by a Crock-Pot Express Multi-Cooker, you may be entitled to money for your injuries.
Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker - Instant Pot's electric pressure cookers have been reportedly exploding on some users, causing severe burn injuries. These Instant Pot electric pressure cooker burn claims should not happen if the safety mechanisms work properly.
One pressure cooker, the Power Pressure Cooker XL, has several possible issues we are investigating which could seriously injure a user. We already handled many cases against Tristar Products and other pressure cooker companies.
The Power Pressure Cooker XL is sold online through Tristar's website, and in major retail stores, including Bed, Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Kohls, JC Penney, and more. According to its website, "Power Pressure Cooker XL prepares family favorite recipes up to 70% faster than other conventional ways of cooking. Its Flavor Infusion technology guarantees that the food will not only be done fast but it will be delicious."
It is supposed to have "built in safety features", though its website fails to disclose what those safety features actually are. Each website which sells this product has a different description. Kohls, for example, even says there is a "Safe-lock lid and steam release valve ensure safe use." This safety feature is not described on all sites.Possible Power Pressure Cooker XL May Explode
Our office has handled several burn injury claims by victims alleging their pressure cooker exploded when they went to open it or while it was cooking. It has been alleged that a faulty part in the Power Pressure Cooker XL may cause pressure to build up without a means of release, thereby causing the contents to explode out when the pressure cooker is opened. One victim described the defect as a loose valve that gets blocked and cannot release the steam.
There have been numerous complaints with this product already. Among those listed online include:
- "This was my first pressure cooker and I really needed to rely on instructions but the booklet it came with really was useless." jacobalex
- Inadequate instructions without sufficient safety instructions may increase potential liability for any injury caused by the Power Pressure Cooker XL
- "After cooking, the release button wouldn't release. I had to get a screwdriver and manually depress the valve to get the pressure out so I could open it." old sandals
- A faulty release button could cause contents to explode onto the user when the cooker is opened. Scalding hot soup or product could be extremely dangerous if it shoots out of the cooker.
- "Used the pressure cooker 1 time with success. After that, never could get the top to seal correctly. Almost burnt myself went the lid popped off on its own" budro2u
- A faulty seal could cause contents to shoot out during the cooking process, or afterwards, and could be very dangerous.
- "No way to stop ,except pull the plug."
- Without a way to stop the cooker, pressure could build up and the food could get burning hot when unintended by the user.
- "The first one after the 2nd use had the white lettering on the release valve completely disappear, I did an even exchange. The 2nd one after 2 uses while making pasta over heated and never shut off when timer ended so it burned terribly to the bottom, I did an even exchange. The third one never sealed correctly from the first use. Steam would escape from the handle."
- This consumer had several safety issues with 3 different pressure cookers she purchased.
Some of the most common safety issues with the Power Pressure Cooker XL alleged are:
- Poor instructions
- Lettering on the release valve disappeared, making it impossible for the consumer to use it as designed
- Cooker never shut off even after the timer ended
- Lid does not seal properly, allowing steam to escape from unintended places
- No manual safety shut off
- Lid may pop off during use
- Release valve may get stuck and cause the cooker to seal shut
- Release valve may move out of place
- Float valve may not work properly
The company behind the Power Pressure Cooker XL is Tristar Products, Inc. According to its website, Tristar is located just 25 minutes from New York. "20 years ago, Tristar Products, Inc. revolutionized the direct response market. From the AbRoller, to the Banjo Minnow, to the Power Juicer and Genie Bra, Tristar’s team is dedicated to successful innovation and the wellness of its customers."
Tristar boasts on its website, "With well established brands, proven international and domestic distribution channels, media power in over 100 countries, the best team in the industry and quality manufacturing that attracts celebrity endorsements, Tristar Products Inc. has exceeded over a billion dollars in sales."
It has distribution in many retail outlets.
Common Pressure Cooker Injury and Damage Claims may include:
Burns - If a pressure cooker explodes, scalding hot food could cause major burns, blistering skin, melted skin, and scars. These burn injuries could require skin grafting, antibiotics, and could even lead to infection.
Scars and Skin Discoloration - Severe burns could cause the victim's skin to become permanently discolored, or even leave scars. These injuries could require revision surgery or future medical care.
Property Damage - When contents from a pressure cooker explode, it could cause property damage to contents. Soup, for example, could shoot out from the pressure cooker and coat the ceiling, walls and other furniture and valuables.
Wrongful Death - If burn injuries lead to infection, the victim could even die from the injuries. This would lead to a possible wrongful death case.
Call us for a free Pressure Cooker injury lawyer consultation!
At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, we fight for safer products. If there is a defective pressure cooker causing injury to customers, we want to hold the manufacturer responsible and fight to get the victims the money they deserve.
Victims may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past pain and suffering
- Future pain and suffering
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Household services
- Punitive damages
- Property damage
- and more
We look forward to speaking with you to see if you have a defective pressure cooker case. We work on a contingency fee, which means we don't get paid any money unless you get compensated.
The Power Pressure Cooker XL is a trademark owned by Tristar Products, Inc., according to the US Patent and Trademark Office. It is a goods and services mark that includes, "Domestic kitchen appliance, namely, an electric combination sauce pan, steamer, slow cooker, cooking pot, rice cooker, dutch oven, pressure cooker, braiser, and stock pot".
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