Lawsuits: Exploding Pressure Cookers Linked to Serious Injuries

A pressure cooker class action lawsuit may be an option for individuals who purchased a pressure cooker and suffered damages after the product exploded. In some cases, people have been severely injured after food exploded from a defective pressure cooker and burned those nearby. Affected individuals and their families may be able to file a pressure cooker class action lawsuit and seek compensation with the help of a product liability attorney.

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Plaintiffs Claim Potentially Defective Valve Could Cause Hot Food to Explode

Pressure cooker lawsuits allege that the devices could potentially lead to serious injury and that the manufacturer was negligent in designing and manufacturing the kitchen appliances. Although pressure cooker manufacturers claim that their pressure cooker products are safe and that product safety features ensure safe operation, some pressure cookers have been reportedly known to explode and eject hot food without warning. These incidents have occurred while cooking food and as consumers begin to open the lid once they believed it was safe to do so.

Reports indicate that a potentially faulty pressure release valve is allegedly linked to a clog in the valve’s line, which can cause pressure to build inside the appliances. Some consumers have claimed that, as pressure builds inside of the devices, contents of the pressure cooker may explode onto nearby people, appliances, walls, floors and other kitchen furniture. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), consumers have reported serious incidents linked to several pressure cooker brands, including Cuisinart, Emeril, Maxi-matic, Tristar and Wolfgang Puck.

How a Pressure Cooker Class Action Lawsuit Can Help

When a company engages in false or misleading advertising of its products, or otherwise commits deceptive trade practices, that company could be liable for any damage that result.

The actions of the defendants could constitute fraud and misrepresentation, breach of implied warranty, as well as violations of various state and local consumer protection laws, including California state laws.

Compensation may be sought for:

  • Replacement of affected pressure cookers
  • Loss of use
  • Costs incurred by owners, including loss of value, attributable to any wrongful conduct
  • Refund of the purchase price paid for affected services, including the purchase of a new pressure cooker
  • Attorneys’ fees

Individuals who purchased a potentially defective pressure cooker may be eligible to pursue damages through a pressure cooker class action lawsuit and are encouraged to seek the advice of an experienced product liability attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

Additionally, product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

Individuals injured by a defective pressure cooker may be eligible to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and scarring and disfigurement.

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