May 17, 2022 — A woman who was burned by a Presto Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, National Presto Industries Inc.
The plaintiff, Vanessa B., is a woman from Champaign, Illinois, who claims that her Presto Pressure Cooker is defective because she was able to easily twist open the lid when it was still pressurized.
According to the lawsuit, the incident occurred on June 5, 2020 as a result of the failure of the “Built-In Safety Features,” which failed to work as advertised.
The manufacturer specifically advertised a safety feature called a Cover Lock Indicator, which was supposed to “show at a glance if there is pressure inside the cooker.”
Unfortunately, she was able to easily open the lid on her Presto Pressure Cooker when there was still pressure inside the unit. Doing so resulted in a dangerous explosion of hot food, the lawsuit states:
“When the lid is removed under such circumstances, the pressure trapped within the unit causes the scalding hot contents to be projected from the unit and into the surrounding area, including onto the unsuspecting consumers, their families and other bystanders.”
The Presto Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on May 6, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin — Case Number 3:22-cv-00252.
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