Six people who claim they were severely burned when “Built-In Safety Features” of the Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL failed have filed a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
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What’s the problem?
October 30, 2017 – The class action (PDF) alleges that Tristar Products Inc. manufactured and marketed “a product that suffers from serious and dangerous defects.”
Tristar markets the Power Pressure Cooker XL as “safe to use;” however, all 6 plaintiffs allege the slow cooker exploded under normal operating conditions, leaving them with “serious and substantial burn injuries,” the complaint states.
According to the lawsuit, all 6 plaintiffs were preparing meals in their Power Pressure Cookers when certain safety features failed, allowing the lid to come off while the appliance was still under pressure.
The cookers’ “scalding hot contents” were “forcefully ejected,” causing the plaintiffs to suffer profound burn injuries, according to the lawsuit. Plaintiffs in the class action hail from Arkansas, South Carolina, Texas, California, Michigan and Minnesota.
While all 6 are alleging burn injuries from the Power Pressure XL model number PPC-790, the complaint states that Tristar’s other models have also been linked to cases of burns and scalding.
In addition to the Tristar Pressure Cooker Model PPC-790, other similar cookers manufactured by the company include:
The case, In Re: Kenneth Christian, et al. v. Tristar Products Inc., was filed on September 19, 2017, under case number 170902183.
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