How Does a Pressure Cooker Work?
The Wolfgang Puck Automatic Rapid Pressure Cooker is a small kitchen appliance that cooks food using extreme pressure, which raises the temperature of the food, causing it to cook faster. The extreme heat forces steam to build up inside the cooker, which increases pressure and raises the temperature. This process allows meals that would normally takes hours to be fully cooked in a fraction of the time.
Texas Pressure Cooker Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Wolfgang Puck
A Texas woman who claims she suffered second and third degree burn injuries from a defective Wolfgang Puck Automatic Rapid Pressure Cooker has filed a class action against the manufacturer in Texas. According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Tabitha W. followed the directions that came with the appliance, which state that once the cooker beeps at the end of its soup cycle, it should be unplugged and vented, allowing steam to escape.
Tabitha W. alleges that after waiting about 20 minutes, she opened the lid to the pressure cooker and the gumbo inside exploded and splashed onto her exposed body. Plaintiff claims the liquid was boiling hot, causing second and third degree burns.
Pressure Cooker Injuries
- Severe burns to the arms, legs, face and other parts of the body
- Scars and disfigurement
- Damages to kitchen walls, cabinets and floors
Why Do Pressure Cookers Explode?
When a liquid under extreme pressure is suddenly depressurized, the gases it contains rapidly expand. They can ‘explode’ out of the pot with catastrophic results for those nearby. This is not an actual explosion that results from combustion, but the rapid — nearly instantaneous — expansion of gases.
Do I Have a Pressure Cooker Class Action 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 pressure cooker lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new burn and scald 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, whether or not the pressure cooker has been recalled, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.