At least 80 lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured or burned by an Instant Pot pressure cooker explosion.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Instant Pot induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned by an Instant Pot 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.
Instant Pot Pressure Cookers
Pressure cookers quickly became one of the most popular kitchen appliances in the U.S. due to the Instant Pot craze, which hit in the summer of 2016. Today, millions of Instant Pot pressure cookers can be found in kitchens all over the world.
In the past, pressure cookers were known to be dangerous because they could explode in the kitchen. Unlike traditional stove-top pressure cookers, the Instant Pot was advertised as having numerous safety features — especially a locking lid — that would prevent explosions.
What is the Problem?
Unfortunately, dozens of people have been seriously injured when the lid blew off their Instant Pot, or they were able to easily twist open the lid when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure in the pot.
Instant Pot Class Action Lawsuit Claims Lid Fails to Lock
At least 80 people have filed lawsuits accusing Instant Brands Inc. of putting profits over public safety by aggressively advertising Instant Pot Pressure Cookers and failing to warn consumers about the risk. Lawyers are aware of at least 177 people who have been burned when their Instant Pot Pressure Cooker exploded.
Instant Pot Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Illinois
In June 2022, a federal class action lawsuit was filed by Michelle H. and Elsie W., two women who claim that the Instant Pot is dangerous:
“The [Instant Pot] has a dangerously defective lid-locking assembly, allowing the lid to open while the contents of the cooker are under pressure during normal and expected use, so that its super-heated contents erupt from the cooker … scalding consumers with second- and third-degree burns.”
The class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) — Case Number 1:22-cv-02909.
Burn Injuries From Pressure Cooker Explosions
Burn injuries from pressure cookers can be devastating, and not just for the cooks themselves. Lawsuits have been filed by parents who had to take young children to the ER with massive burn injuries after a pressure cooker exploded. In many cases, the burns are widespread due to scalding steam or sticky liquids and food that fly everywhere.
Texas Woman Seriously Burned by Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot Burn Injuries Have Been Reported Since 2016
Consumers have been reporting burn injuries from Instant Pot Pressure Cookers since at least 2016, with many complaints Amazon.com and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Here is just one complaint from September 20, 2017, from a user of an Instant Pot DUO60 made in August 2015:
“We used our pressure cooker to make Instant Pot® sauce yesterday. The pressure was released, and my husband opened the lid. The pressure apparently was not released, and the lid exploded off and hot Instant Pot ® sauce severally burned my husband’s [sic] face and arms, my grandsons [sic] face, and my shoulder and neck.”
What is the Risk?
People who suffer 2nd- or 3rd-degree burns may need skin graft surgery, including an painful procedure called debridement to remove the dead skin. Permanent scarring is a common lifelong complication.
Can I Join a Class Action?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a class action lawsuit for Instant Pot injuries. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were injured.
List of Instant Pot Pressure Cookers
Instant Pot electric pressure cookers include:
- IP Duo Series
- Lux Series
- Viva Series
- Duo Plus Series
- Duo Evo Plus
- Duo Crisp
- Duo Nova
- Nova Plus
- Smart WiFi
- DUO SV
- Ultra Series
- Max Series
About Class Actions
Class actions are useful in some cases, like when a lot of people are seeking refunds — but they can also have disadvantages, especially when people have very serious injuries from a defective product.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Our lawyers are filing individual Instant Pot lawsuits for people who were seriously injured or burned by their pressure cooker. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we may be able to help you seek justice and financial compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
Do I have an Instant Pot Class Action Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Instant Pot Pressure Cooker induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned by an Instant Pot 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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