April 13, 2022 — A man who was burned by an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The lawsuit was filed by Richard R., a man from Haleyville, Alabama, who claims that he suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” while using an Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker (IP Duo 60/80).
According to the lawsuit, his daughters bought the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker on February 24, 2018, as a gift for his wife.
Two years later, in April 2020, he claims that he was severely burned when he was able to easily twist open the lid on the Instant Pot when there was still built-up pressure and steam inside the pot.
Opening the lid when the unit was pressurized caused “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from he pressure cooker” and onto his body.
The manufacturer, Instant Brands Inc., is accused of negligence for selling a defective pressure cooker, and misleading consumers about the safety features. He claims that the accident “occurred as a result of the failure of the pressure cooker’s supposed ‘safety mechanisms’.”
The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed against Instant Brands Inc. on April 5, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama — Case Number 6:22-cv-00428.
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