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The Basics of Pressure Cooker Injury Lawsuits

Pressure cookers are regarded as some of the most useful tools for cooking currently on the market. Due to defective products, however, pressure cooker lawsuits are on the rise. Such accidents have affected victims of all ages, including the most vulnerable members of the population, such as the elderly and small children as young as toddlers.

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Since the 1950s’, when stovetop pressure cookers first became popularly used, these cooking devices have resulted in severe injuries. Despite such injuries, however, many brands have begun to cut corners in their manufacturing processes due to the increased popularity of pressure cookers.

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Over the last several years, pressure cookers from at least 10 companies have been recalled due to product defects, including brands like Alcan, Manttra, Fagor America, and others. Although pressure cooker lawsuits have been filed against certain companies, such as Maxi-Matic U.S.A. Inc. and Instant Brands Inc., some of their products still remain on the market.

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Why ARE PRESSURE COOKERS Dangerous?

Because of the number of automatic safety features, pressure cookers are known to malfunction. Defective pressure cookers can result in explosions, spewing scalding hot food around the kitchen and, most notably, on the person operating the cooker.

Pressure cookers are advertised as safe to open when the cooker has cooled down and the internal pressure has been reduced. To do so, there is a valve that is opened after cooking to release the internal pressure of the cooker. They are also equipped with a specific locking indicator pin or pressure indicator that mechanically indicates if the cooker can be opened.

Both the valve and the locking indicator pin or pressure indicator can malfunction, particularly if the product is defective. A small malfunction of either of these parts can result in a huge accident.

Pressure cookers also must be filled at least partially with liquid. If a pressure cooker is filled with too much or too little liquid, it can also result in a dangerous explosion.

Pressure Cooker Explosions

Pressure cooker explosions are known to cause disfiguring injuries. All of the following injuries have been recorded as a result of a pressure cooker explosion or malfunction:

  • Second or third-degree burns
  • Damage to the eyes
  • Disfiguring injury
  • Amputation due to tissue death
  • Electrical shock

If you or a family member have experienced an injury due to a similar explosion, it may be time to file a pressure cooker lawsuit. Speak with a product liability attorney today at the Warshauer-McLaughlin firm to find out if you are entitled to compensation.

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Defective Pressure Cookers

The following brands or companies have pressure cookers that have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to product defects or burn hazards: 

  • Manttra Inc.
  • Fagor America
  • Instant Pot
  • Nutrex
  • Welbilt
  • Alcan
  • Breville
  • And more

Unfortunately, these are not the only brands that have been accused of unsafe products. The following brands have also had complaints filed against them due to severe injury:

  • Crock Pot
  • Elite Bistro
  • Bella
  • Cuisinart
  • Mirro
  • Presto
  • Fagor EZ Lock
  • NuWave

Several products are still being sold which have caused injury to others, meaning that your pressure cooker could be prone to failure. If you buy a faulty pressure cooker, you should report your experience.

Are You a Victim of a Pressure Cooker Injury?

Even if the brand of your pressure cooker has not been mentioned in this article, you should still contact a lawyer if you are a victim of a pressure cooker accident. Any pressure cooker explosion that has caused burns or other disfiguring injuries may mean the victim is entitled to financial compensation.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a pressure cooker exploding, it is time to file a class-action lawsuit with a personal injury lawyer. We work to get your case the coverage it deserves and strive to help our clients. If you believe you may have a pressure cooker lawsuit, contact the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group at (720) 420-9800 as soon as possible.

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