January 5, 2022 — A woman who was seriously burned when the lid blew off of her Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers.
The lawsuit was filed by Lathea S., a woman from Illinois who was burned on February 15, 2021 while using a Crock-Pot 6 qt. Express Crock Multi-Cooker (Model Number SCCPPC600-V1).
In November 2020, that model of pressure cooker was recalled because it could build up pressure when the lid was not fully locked, resulting in an explosion of hot food. At least 99 people were burned, according to the recall.
According to her lawsuit, she was using the pressure cooker normally when “suddenly and without warning the top exploded off of it causing the contents, including scalding hot liquid, and steam to fly out and onto Plaintiff.”
Her lawsuit blames Newell Brands and Sunbeam Products of selling a product that was defective, dangerous for its intended use, and misleadingly advertised to consumers.
The advertisements specifically claim that the Crock-Pot Pressure Cookers are “featuring a locking, air-tight lid that stays sealed under pressure for a total peace of mind,” according to the lawsuit.
Her lawsuit also lists off a number of defects, including:
- Defective pressure release valve
- Misaligned locking arrow indicator
- Locking pin that is too short and/or inadequate to prevent the lid from opening while the unit is pressurized
- Strike plate made of material that is inadequate and/or insufficient to prevent the lid from opening while under pressure
- A faulty gasket that allows the lid to open despite the presence of “significant built-up pressure”
- And more
The lawsuit was filed on December 21, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) — Case Number 1:21-cv-06792.
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