March 13, 2023 — A woman from New Jersey who was burned by a Cooks by JC Penney® Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed against the manufacturer, Tabletops Unlimited Inc., by a 42-year-old woman from New Jersey who claims that she was burned by a Cooks by JCPenney® 8-Quart Hard Anodized Pressure Cooker — Model Number Y22 4(8)-00.
She alleges that on February 10, 2021, she was severely burned on her abdomen and right forearm when she opened the lid on her pressure cooker, which caused an explosion of scalding-hot food.
She claims that her pressure cooker is “dangerously defective” and “unreasonably dangerous … because the lid can be rotated and opened while the unit remains pressured,” according to her complaint.
Tabletops Unlimited Inc. is also facing numerous lawsuits involving a similar product — the Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker. Plaintiffs also allege that the lid can be easily twisted open when it is pressurized.
Her lawsuit was filed on February 2, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey — Case Number 1:23-cv-00579.
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