What’s the problem?
Reports have surfaced that a potential design defect in the Tristar Pressure Cooker XL and other similar devices — many of which are nearly identical to Instant Pot — can cause the food inside to explode when the lid is opened. Consumers have reported severe burns and scald injuries from the cookers, and our attorneys would like to hear from you if you or someone you know was injured.
Pressure Cooker Injuries
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has received dozens of reports of the following types of injuries associated with explosions caused by pressure cookers similar to Instant Pot:
- Severe burns to the arms, legs, face and other parts of the body
- Scars and disfigurement
- Damages to kitchen walls, cabinets and floors
What are Pressure Cooker Lawsuits Alleging?
Although each Instant Pot / pressure cooker lawsuit is unique according to its own specific circumstances, in general the claims tend to have similar allegations:
- Tristar was negligent in designing, manufacturing and testing the Power Pressure Cooker XL;
- The appliance fails to prevent the explosion of its contents, even when used as directed;
- The manufacturer failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions with its pressure cooker;
- The materials used in the device’s construction were not suitable for this type of product and use;
- Manufacturers knew or should have known that their pressure cooker was not fit for use, and
- The company is responsible for consumers’ medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages experienced as a result of the pressure cooker explosions.
What’s Causing Pressure Cookers to Explode?
Our lawyers have reason to believe some pressure cookers were designed with a faulty pressure release valve that incorrectly shows that the built-up pressure has escaped the appliance, prompting consumers to open the lids before they should. When this occurs, the food inside the cookers can “blow up” or “explode” – even in cases where the cookers are unplugged, properly vented and opened without force.
Which Brands are Being Investigated?
In addition to investigating potential design defects with Instant Pot, our lawyers are currently accepting potential claims involving pressure cookers manufactured by Tristar, Maxi-Matic and Cuisinart. If you were burned or suffered another type of injury by a pressure cooker not on this list, you may still have a claim and be entitled to compensation. Contact our lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights.
About Class Action Lawsuits
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, has decided against the filing of such a claim involving alleged injuries from Instant Pot or other pressure cooker devices. The decision was made because in these types of product liability claims, class actions often result in low settlement offers and higher attorneys’ fees. But this doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if you’ve been injured. Our lawyers are currently filing individual lawsuits for victims of pressure cooker explosions, and plan to maximize compensation for our clients in all cases. Contact our lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights.
Do I Have an Instant Pot Explosion Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Instant Pot explosion lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new burn and scalding injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered a severe burn or other injury caused by an exploding pressure cooker, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.