March 28, 2023 — A woman who was seriously burned when she opened the lid on her Cuisinart Pressure Cooker has filed a pressure cooker lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The plaintiff, Victoria L., is a woman from Moss Point, Mississippi, who alleges that she was burned by a “dangerously defective” Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker (Model CPC-600).
According to her lawsuit, she was burned on her chest when she opened the lid and the scalding-hot contents were ejected out.
She blames her “catastrophic burn injuries” on the failure of the so-called safety features, which failed to lock the lid or prevent her from opening the pressure cooker until all of the pressure was released.
She accuses Cuisinart of misleading consumers about the safety of the product. For example, the Owner’s Manual specifically claims that “The lid is double-locked and cannot be opened” and “The lid cannot be opened if the appliance is filled with pressure.”
In reality, she claims that the pressure cooker is dangerous because consumers can easily twist open the lid with normal force when there is still a dangerous amount of pressure inside, which can result in an explosion of burning-hot food, liquid, and/or steam.
Her lawsuit was filed against Conair Corporation (d/b/a Cuisinart) on March 27, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut — Case Number 3:23-cv-00373-SVN.
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