April 3, 2023 — A woman who was burned by a Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The plaintiff, Karen C., is a woman from Morganville, New Jersey. She alleges that in March 2021, she suffered serious burn injuries when she opened the lid on her pressure cooker.
The incident specifically involved a Power Pressure Cooker XL (Model Number PPC780) manufactured by Tristar Products Inc.
According to the lawsuit, she was able to remove the lid on her pressure cooker when there was still built-up pressure, heat and steam trapped inside the unit. Her lawsuit states:
“When the lid is removed under such circumstances, the pressure trapped within the unit causes the scalding hot contents to be projected from the unit and into the surrounding area, including onto the unsuspecting consumers, their families and other bystanders.”
She claims that Tristar Products knew (or should have known) about these defects, but put profit ahead of safety by continuing to sell the Power Pressure Cooker XL to unsuspecting consumers.
She is seeking compensation for economic and non-economic damages, including painful injuries, medical expenses, physical pain and mental anguish, and diminished enjoyment of life.
Her lawsuit was filed on March 6, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida — Case Number 3:23-cv-04973-TKW-ZCB.
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