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Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

Several lawsuits have been filed by people who were burned by an exploding Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting pressure cooker induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned by an exploding pressure cooker, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Another Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Filed in Florida

On January 31, 2020, another Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed against Sunbeam Products and Newell Brands after a woman was burned when it exploded. The woman claims that the Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker is defective because the “safety features” failed to prevent an explosion of boiling-hot food.

The lawsuit was filed on January 31 in the Circuit Court for Palm Beach County, Florida — In RE: Botello v. Sunbeam Products, Inc. and Newell Brands, Inc.Filing # 102592884.

Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Sunbeam Products

On January 7, 2020, Sunbeam Products Inc. was hit with a class action lawsuit after a woman was burned by an exploding Crock-Pot Express Pressure Cooker.

What is the Problem?

The lawsuit claims that the Crock-Pot Express has a defective pressure-release valve that inaccurately indicates that all of the pressure has escaped and it is safe to open the lid. Furthermore, a faulty gasket allows users to open the lid when the pot is still pressurized.

Who Filed the Crock Pot Class Action?

The class action lawsuit (PDF) was filed by Kimberly R., a woman who was burned by her Crock-Pot Express Pressure Cooker in January 2018 while using it to make chicken and rice soup.

After releasing pressure from the steam valve and pressing the “stop” button when the steam stopped, she was able to easily twist open the lid while it still contained pressure, according to the lawsuit.

As soon as she opened it, the scalding-hot contents exploded out of the pot. She suffered 1st- and 2nd-degree burn injuries on her hand, wrist, and stomach. These injuries have left her with pain and scarring.

How Many People Have Been Injured?

The class action includes screenshots of 7 online reviews from other consumers who said their Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker exploded. One man said the “top blew off send[ing] scolding water everywhere and leaving me with second degree burns on my shoulder and neck.”

What Does the Lawsuit Claim?

The lawsuit claims that “safety features” in the lid failed to prevent it from being opened while the pressure cooker was still dangerously pressurized. Furthermore, the class action lawsuit accuses Sunbeam Products of ignoring similar complaints and failing to issue a recall.

The lawsuit was filed on January 7, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida — In RE: Kimberly R. v. Sunbeam Products Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions.

Do I have a Pressure Cooker Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting pressure cooker induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned by an exploding pressure cooker, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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