June 16, 2022 — A woman who was severely burned by her Presto Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The lawsuit was filed by Laura B., a woman from Aurora, Colorado, who claims that she “suffered serious and substantial burn injuries” on February 26, 2021 when she opened the lid on her pressure cooker.
The incident involved a Presto 6-quart Programmable Pressure Cooker, according to the lawsuit.
The problem is that the lid of the pressure cooker is removable with built-up pressure, heat and steam inside the unit.
“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.”
The manufacturer, National Presto Industries, is accused of putting profit ahead of safety by continuing to sell its pressure cookers, failing to warn consumers of the serious risks, and failing to issue a recall.
The Presto Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on March 15, 2022 against National Presto Industries Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado — Case Number 1:22-cv-00634.
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