November 11, 2022 — A man who was seriously burned by an explosion of hot food out of his Elite Bistro Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The lawsuit was filed by Albert B., a man from La Habra, California, who was burned while using his Maxi-Matic Elite Bistro® Pressure Cooker (Model Number EPC-807) in November 2020.
According to the lawsuit, his injuries occurred because he was able to easily twist open the lid on his Elite Bistro Pressure Cooker when it was still pressurized, which caused its scalding-hot contents to spew out of the pot and onto his body.
He accuses the manufacturer of putting “profit ahead of safety” by continuing to sell pressure cookers that pose “serious risks” due to defective safety mechanisms.
He also accuses the manufacturer of failing to recall defective pressure cookers regardless of the risk of significant injuries to consumers.
He is seeking justice and financial compensation for his “painful bodily injuries, medical expenses, physical pain, mental anguish, and diminished enjoyment of life,” according to the lawsuit.
The Elite-Bistro Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on November 3, 2022 against Pick Five Imports Inc. (doing business as Maxi-Matic USA) in the U.S. District Court for the Superior Court of Los Angeles — Case Number 22PSCV01656.
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