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Cuisinart Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

Cuisinart Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

Cuisinart has been hit with a growing number of lawsuits after people were severely burned by exploding pressure cookers.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Cuisinart Electric 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.

Cuisinart Pressure Cookers

Cuisinart and its parent company, Conair Corp., are facing multiple lawsuits from people who were burned by Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cookers that exploded as soon as they opened the lid.

What is the Problem?

Cuisinart Pressure Cookers are advertised as having a “locking lid” that can’t be opened when the unit is pressurized. Unfortunately, many consumers have been burned when they easily twisted open the lid before it was safe, resulting in an explosion of food, steam, and liquid.

List of Cuisinart Pressure Cooker Models

  • Cuisinart CPC-600 6-Quart 1000-Watt Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisinart CPC-600AMZ 1000-Watt 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisinart CPC22-6 Professional Collection Stainless Pressure Cooker

New Jersey Family Files Cuisinart Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

In August 2020, a lawsuit was filed by a family in New Jersey after their Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker from QVC exploded when they opened the lid.

According to the lawsuit, Bianca A. and her daughter were burned by the pressure cooker in September 2018. They accuse Cuisinart of selling a defective product with “safety features” that may not work.

Bianca and her daughter filed the lawsuit to seek justice and financial compensation for their “significant and painful bodily injuries,” medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

The Cuisinart Pressure Cooker Lawsuit (PDF) was filed against Conair Corporation (doing business as Cuisinart) on August 25, 2020 in the Superior Court of New Jersey (Middlesex County) — Case No. MID-L-006133-20.

Cuisinart Pressure Cooker Class Action Lawsuit

In August 2018, Cuisinart was hit with a pressure cooker class action lawsuit that was filed by Shelly W., a woman from South Dakota who was burned after it exploded when she opened the lid.

According to the lawsuit, Shelly bought a new Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker (Model Number CPC-600) from Focus Camera in December 2015.

In March 2016, she put the pressure cooker on the counter to make chili for her family. After unit beeped to signal that the cooking process was complete, she believed it was safe to open.

Tragically, when she opened the lid, the pressure cooker exploded, spewing the scalding hot contents out. She was burned on her arms, neck, chest, and face.

She emailed Cuisinart’s customer service in August 2017, but never received a response. Her lawsuit accuses Cuisinart of knowingly selling a defective product with dangerous design flaws.

The class action lawsuit (PDF) was filed on August 2, 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut — Case No. 3:18-cv-01284.

Safety Features Advertised to Include Locking Lid

The Cuisinart Pressure Cooker Owners Manual mentions 7 safety features, including a locking lid. The machine is advertised to lock the lid shut when it is under pressure. This is supposed to prevent dangerous explosions of food when someone tries to open the lid before it is done cooking.

In fact, the Owner’s Manual specifically states: “The lid cannot be opened if the appliance is filled with pressure.” Unfortunately, a growing number of lawsuits have been filed by people who were able to easily twist open the lid, resulting in an explosion of hot food.

Do I have a Cuisinart Pressure Cooker Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Cuisinart Electric 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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