March 13, 2020 — A woman from Delaware filed a lawsuit after she was severely burned by an exploding Instant Pot pressure cooker.
The lawsuit was filed against Instant Brands Inc. and Double Insight Inc., the Canadian manufacturers of the Instant Pot pressure cooker.
The victim, Lori W., is a woman from the city of Milford, Delaware, who bought a new Instant Pot pressure cooker (Model No. IP-DUO60 V2) on December 26, 2016.
Less than a year later, on September 27, 2017, she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” when food exploded out of the pot after she was able to twist open the lid when it was still pressurized.
Opening the lid when the pot contained a dangerous amount of pressure allowed its “scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker and onto [her body].”
She alleges that the Instant Pot is defective because the so-called “safety mechanisms” failed to prevent an explosion of food — specifically a locking lid that a person is not supposed to be able to open until it is safe.
The lawsuit (PDF) was filed on September 24, 2019 in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware — Case No. N19C-09-236 FWW.
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