A woman from Texas who was allegedly injured last year by exploding pinto beans from a defective Power Pressure Cooker XL has filed a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturer and vendor of the device.
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What’s the Problem?
August 12, 2016 – According to the lawsuit (PDF), Plaintiff Ninfa Vasquez purchased the Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL — an appliance designed to prepare meals by boiling liquids inside a sealed pot which produces steam to create pressure — from an ad she saw on TV. She used the cooker for the first time on August 2, 2014, intending to cook pinto beans for dinner that night.
“Approximately two hours after unplugging the cooker, suddenly and without warning, the lid blew off of the cooker, and the pinto beans burst out of the cooker onto Mrs. Vasquez, resulting in extensive and severe burns to her body,” the complaint states.
Her resulting burn injuries caused her to be hospitalized for nearly 3 weeks, and she continues to “endure severe pain and the permanent scarring associated with her burns,” according to the lawsuit.
Plaintiffs allege that the pressure cooker was not modified in any way, was level on the countertop, unobstructed, with nothing placed on top of the lid at the time of the explosion. They claim Tristar was negligent in designing, marketing and selling the device, which resulted in Ninfa’s injuries and associated damages. Her husband is also suing for loss of consortium, mental anguish and past lost wages.
The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in June 2015. Plaintiffs are seeking in excess of $75,000 in damages from Tristar and the vendor who sold them the Power Pressure Cooker XL.
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