Pressure Cooker Explosions Lead to Injuries and Lawsuits
Injured Victims are Filing Lawsuits Against Makers of Defective and Dangerous Pressure Cookers
Many people sought out new kitchen gadgets during the pandemic, and the popularity of pressure cookers has soared. These time-saving devices cook food quickly using high heat and pressure.
Unfortunately, pressure cookers have exploded, leaving many people severely burned. If you or someone you love has been injured by an exploding pressure cooker, reach out to the personal injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle right away for information on filing a pressure cooker injury lawsuit.
Consumers Face Dangerous Explosions Using Pressure Cookers
Did you know that pressure cookers can be dangerous? Did you know that some pressure cookers might be so dangerous that the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued recall notices for several brands?
Recently, there have been reports of injuries and even deaths because of pressure cooker explosions. Unfortunately, pressure cookers can be defective in their design and manufacture. Pressure cookers have caused severe burns and injuries to users across the country. Many of these individuals are filing pressure cooker lawsuits against the makers of these dangerous and defective products.
It has been estimated that 50% of pressure cooker injuries are caused by exploding lids. Some of these lids are made from flimsy metal that doesn’t withstand the high heat and pressure, which can shoot into hundreds of pieces when they explode.
You might be wondering how a pressure cooker lid can explode. Most of these devices come with an overpressure plug that is designed to release steam and keep the pressure normal when there is too much inside the device.
Defects in Pressure Cooker Construction Can Also Lead to Injuries
If there is a defect in your pressure cooker, such as if the overpressure plug doesn’t work properly or if there was debris inside the pressure cooker lid, the pressure can build up and cause the lid to explode.
These explosions are not just caused by defective lids; if the pressure cooker itself is poorly designed or made of substandard materials it can also cause an explosion. For example, some pressure cookers might be made with metals that aren’t strong enough to withstand house or pressure cooker. When this happens, an explosion can occur within the device creating a dangerous situation for anyone nearby.
Were You Injured By an Exploding Pressure Cooker?
If you have suffered injuries because of an exploding pressure cooker, you might be entitled to collect damages from the manufacturer of these devices. Our lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, are reviewing pressure cooker injury claims now.
We will assess your claim and determine whether you can collect compensation for your injuries. We will review the facts of your case and advise you on how to proceed. You might be able to file a pressure cooker injury lawsuit against the manufacturer.
If you suffered serious burn injuries that required a trip to the hospital or medical treatment, you might be eligible to file a lawsuit and collect compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 800-403-6191 to find out if you can file a pressure cooker explosion lawsuit.
There Have Been Many Recall Notices for Pressure Cookers
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a federal government agency. Its job is to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths from consumer products. Part of its job is to issue recall notices for products they deem to be unsafe, defective, or harmful to users. Companies can also voluntarily recall their products.
During the past couple of years, several pressure cookers have been the subject of recalls because of reported explosions and injuries. These devices are also sometimes called instant- pots, hot pots, one-pots, or crockpots.
Some pressure cooker brands include:
- Pressure Cookers sold on QVC or HSN
- Crock-Pot Multi-Cookers
- Tristar Power pressure cooker
- NuWave Pressure Cookers
- Crockpots sold at Target
- Pressure cookers sold at Walmart
- Power Pressure Cooker XL
- Instant Pot
- Cook’s Essentials
If you (or someone you love) suffered serious injuries because of a defective pressure cooker, call our lawyers today to find out if you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the maker of these dangerous devices.
What Can Cause Pressure Cooker Explosions?
Pressure cookers work by combining heat, steam, and high pressure, making them inherently dangerous. But any defect in their design or error during the manufacturing process can result in a tremendous explosion throwing heat, steam, the hot contents of the pot, and its parts far into the air. The injuries to someone standing nearby can be catastrophic.
If your pressure cooker has exploded, causing injury, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries. And if the pressure cooker was defective in any way (was not made of proper materials or had a faulty valve or safety release), you might be able to collect compensation from the manufacturer. With the help of our lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, you will have someone fighting for your rights and interests as we assess your pressure cooker injury claim now. We will review the facts of your case and advise you on how to proceed.
Safety Concerns with Electric Pressure Cookers
Many of the pressure cookers that have exploded were electric pressure cookers. Because these devices heat up faster than stovetop models, they can be more dangerous than traditional pressure cookers. However, even stovetop pressure cookers are at risk for exploding if there is a defect in their design or construction.
Even if you are not sure whether your injuries were caused by a defective pressure cooker, it is always advisable to talk with our lawyers about your options. We have years of experience handling personal injury claims, including pressure cooker explosion cases, so we will guide you through this process every step of the way.
If you suffered serious burn injuries because of an explosion involving your pressure cooker, Alonso Krangle LLP, will review the facts of your case and advise you on how to proceed. Call us today at 800-403-6191 for a free consultation about your injuries. We will assess your claim now and help you find out if you are eligible to file a pressure cooker injury lawsuit against the manufacturer.
What You Can Do After a Pressure Cooker Explosion Injuries
If you have been injured by a defective pressure cooker, the most important thing to remember is not to throw it away or let anyone else get rid of it until after your case is resolved. Keep all pieces of the exploded pressure cooker in a safe place and then take pictures of them before throwing anything away. If possible, mark down exactly where you found these pieces so that they can be identified later on. This evidence will be critical if we file a pressure cooker injury lawsuit against the manufacturer and prove that it was poorly made. We may need to send this evidence for testing at some point during our litigation process. If we find that a defective pressure cooker explodes, the victim may have a substantial claim, regardless of the pressure cooker brands, whether it is an instant pot, other electric pressure cooker or other device.
Speak with a Pressure Cooker Attorney Focused on Defective Pressure Cookers
Our attorneys are actively investigating pressure cooker lawsuits, including those where a pressure cooker airtight seal may fail, causing hot food to burn victims, even leading to third degree burns.
If you suffer a pressure cooker explosion, you should contact our team. Whether it is an electric pressure cooker, power pressure cooker XL, instant pot or other brand, you may be entitled to recover for your injuries.
Contact Our Attorneys to Discuss Your Pressure Cooker Lawsuit
You should also call our attorneys as soon as possible. We will talk to you about your case and determine how best to proceed. Our law firm is here to help victims of defective pressure cookers and their families, so do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. While a pressure cooker lawsuit may be the last thing you expected to file, if your pressure cooker exploded, you may be entitled to file a claim.
People injured by an exploding pressure cooker may be entitled to significant compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost work time, loss of income, and other damages. Contact our attorneys today if you have been seriously injured by a defective pressure cooker or another product that caused injury because it was made with.
Pressure Cookers Can Explode From a Range of Causes
Pressure cooker explosions can be caused by:
- Defective safety latches or valves
- Failure to warn consumers that there are risks and dangers of pressure cookers
- Defective rubber sealing rings
- Failure to provide proper instructions for use
- Improper lid seals lead to a pressure cooker explosion
- Defective steam vents failing to release pot pressure
- Defective steam release valve
- Defectively designed safety features
- Defective gaskets
One critical aspect of pressure cooker safety is that when steam pressure builds up in the pot, there must be an adequate release of the pressure inside, so the pressure does not become so great as to blow the lid off the pot. These devices should have multiple safety features, including a steam valve, to protect consumers from the safety risk of scalding hot contents. Most pressure cookers have features to regulate the internal pressure through a pressure valve, releasing built up pressure. But if these safety mechanisms fail, there is a digital indication malfunction, pressure inside exceeds the capacity and a release valve does not relieve the internal pressure, dangerous accidents can occur.
Any defect in the manufacturing process or design of the pressure release system or in the manufacture of one of its parts can result in built-up of pot pressure that ultimately causes a dangerous explosion that can result in serious burns to bystanders. Speak with a pressure cooker lawyer at our firm to learn your rights.
Pressure Cooker Explosion May Be Due to Defective Safety Features
In addition, the pressure cooker lids themselves need to be designed and manufactured correctly. Otherwise they may not fit securely on the pot and steam can escape around them – which can cause a leak – or they might blow off altogether, causing cuts and burns at the hands of those nearby. Pressure cookers also contain safety features, including rubber sealing rings that need to seal properly against the lid and create an effective pressure-tight seal between the pot and the lid. Any defect with this ring can result in steam leaking from beneath it, which could result in a defective pressure cooker causing serious burn injuries to anyone nearby. This renders the safety features useless.
If there is any defect in the design of a pressure cooker or its parts such as these, manufacturers have a duty to warn consumers about all dangers associated with using their product. Failure to warn consumers of all potential dangers and defects associated with using a pressure cooker can result in serious injury.
Get a free consultation with a pressure cooker lawyer in our firm, helping victims with pressure cooker lawsuits for the injured.
Pressure Cooker Explosions Can Cause Permanent, Serious Injury
When pressure cookers explode, they send scalding hot food into the air and can hit people near and far from the site of the explosion.
The most severe injuries from pressure cookers are burns. Burns to the hands, face, torso, neck, and arms are the most common injuries from exploding pressure cookers. These accidents are causing severe burn injuries can be extremely painful and disfiguring, requiring medications, surgeries, and therapies during the recovery process.
Even survivors of pressure cooker explosions can suffer long-term disabilities and ongoing pain and suffering.
Many burn victims face a lifetime of pain and suffering, especially if they have third-degree burns or other severe burn injuries. Permanent scarring is also common when you are severely burned.
Pressure Cooker Explosions and Lawsuits by Victims
People injured by pressure cooker explosions are filing lawsuits against the manufacturers of these devices to hold them accountable for pressure cooker malfunctions.
The manufacturers of consumer products have obligations to ensure their products are safe for their intended use and to warn the public of the risks and dangers of using their products, including pressure cookers.
Designers and manufacturers of products like pressure cookers can be liable to pay compensation when their products are defective or dangerous, or they fail to issue adequate warnings to users, and the products cause injuries.
If you have been injured by a pressure cooker explosion, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer for compensation for your injuries.
To learn more about filing an injury claim based on your pressure cooker injuries or other injuries, contact us today for a free consultation. The consultation is confidential and there are no legal fees unless we recover money for you.
Injuries in Pressure Cooker Explosions Include Burn Injuries
Pressure cooker explosion lawsuits allege that the products caused severe burns when they exploded, that the pressure cookers were defective and dangerous, and the manufacturers did not warn users of the dangers.
Specific injuries that have been alleged in electric pressure cooker explosion lawsuits include:
- Conductive and convective heat burns to the face, neck, torso, arms and hands
- Second degree thermal burn injuries to the upper and lower extremities (arms and legs)
- Third degree thermal burn injuries to the face, torso, arms and legs
- Second degree burn injuries to the torso
- Third degree burn injuries to the face, hands, feet and abdomen
- Permanent scarring from burns
- Loss of function
- Pain and suffering
If you or a loved one has suffered burns or other serious injuries caused by a pressure cooker explosion, call our personal injury attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP, right away. Get a free consultation and find out if you can seek damages from the manufacturer of these dangerous and defective products.
Pressure Cooker Lawsuits Related to Instant Pot and Other Electric Pressure Cooker Units
Pressure cooker lawsuits involving explosions that have caused severe burns and other serious injuries, including permanent disfigurement, are currently pending against the manufacturer of a range of devices, including Instant Pot, Power Pressure Cooker XL, and Cuisinart CPC-600AMZ Electric Pressure Cooker.
The pressure cookers above were recalled because they can explode or fail to open when the lid is released. There are currently no known formal safety recalls for any other pressure cookers on the market. However, all brands of electric pressure cookers should be checked carefully before each use because if there is a problem with any one brand it could be an issue with every brand similar to the recall of Instant Pot pressure cookers.
Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Explosions Lead to Lawsuits by Victims
The Model of Instant Pot recalled due to pressure cooker explosions was the 6-in-1 programmable electric pressure cooker. Many of the units were manufactured in China by Mitashi Electrical Appliances Co., LTD.
Pressure cooker explosion lawsuits allege that these pressure cookers exploded while people were using them, causing severe burns and other injuries requiring medical treatment.
This pressure cooker recall is a result of an ongoing investigation by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) into pressure cooker explosions which have caused injuries, including severe burns and lacerations, across the country. The CPSC advised consumers to stop using the recalled units immediately and contact Instant Pot for a full refund or replacement product.
Alonso Krangle, LLP is Reviewing Pressure Cooker Injury Lawsuits Now
Call Alonso Krangle, LLP if you or someone you loved suffered serious injuries because of a faulty pressure cooker, insta-pot, crockpot, or other dangerous one-pot cooking device. Our lawyers have the experience and skill you need to succeed in a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a defective and dangerous device.
Call our pressure cooker injury lawyers today at 800-403-6191 to schedule a free case evaluation of your pressure cooker explosion lawsuit. We can prove that pressure cooker manufacturers were negligent and help you collect the maximum damages allowed by law.
You might be able to collect compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.