August 31, 2020 — A woman from New Jersey who was burned by an exploding Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against Conair Corporation and Cuisinart.
The lawsuit was filed by Bianca and Eduar A., a married couple who bought a new Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker from QVC.
On September 3, 2018, Bianca suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” as a result of the pressure cooker’s lid being able to be opened while the pressure cooker was still pressurized, which caused its “scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected” onto her body.
They blamed the incident on the failure of the pressure cooker’s so-called “safety features,” which were advertised to keep consumers safe when using the pressure cooker.
The lawsuit specifically quotes the Owner’s Manual, which claims “The lid cannot be opened if the appliance is filled with pressure.”
Conair Corporation (doing business as Cusinart) is accused of manufacturing and selling a defective product that failed to properly prevent the lid from being opened while the unit was pressurized.
These defects make the products “unreasonably dangerous for their intended uses,” according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit (PDF) was filed on August 25, 2020 in the Superior Court of New Jersey (Middlesex County) — Case No. MID-L-006133-20.
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