June 9, 2023 — A lawsuit has been filed against Breville Inc. by a woman from Tennessee who was burned by a Fast Slow Pressure Cooker that exploded when she opened the lid.
The plaintiff, Hannah F., alleges that she was burned by a defective Breville Fast Slow Pressure Cooker (Model BPR600XL).
On June 5, 2022, she claims that she was using the pressure cooker to prepare a roast. After the cooking cycle was complete, she waited several minutes for the steam to release.
When it appeared to be safe, she opened the lid — but instead, it exploded and burned her abdomen:
“The pressure cooker’s lid blew off with extreme force. As it exploded, the pressure cooker sprayed super-heated liquid and steam across [her] body.”
Despite the safety features that were advertised by Breville Inc., she claims that the lid was easily removable when there was still a dangerous amount of steam trapped within the pressure cooker’s pot.
She claims that Breville has continued to sell defective pressure cookers, despite “other incidents of exploding pressure cookers due to the identical design and manufacturing defects.”
Her lawsuit was filed against Breville Inc. on June 1, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville Division) — Case Number 3:23-cv-00563.
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