April 7, 2023 — A lawsuit has been filed by a man who was burned when his Instant Pot DUO Electric Pressure Cooker exploded.
The plaintiff, Khadija K., is a man from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who claims that he was burned by an Instant Pot on April 4, 2021.
The incident occurred while he was using an Instant Pot 6-Quart DUO Electric Pressure Cooker, specifically the Instant Pot DUO Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Filed in Illinois model, according to the lawsuit.
He claims that he suffered serious burn injuries when he was able to twist open the lid on his Instant Pot while it was still pressurized, which “allowed its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected.”
He accuses Instant Brands Inc. of selling pressure cookers that are “defectively and negligently designed” because consumers can easily rotate and open the lid with normal force while the unit is pressurized.
Furthermore, he claims that the Instant Pot Pressure Cookers are “unreasonably dangerous for their intended use.” He also accuses the manufacturer of misleading consumers about the safety features of the product, which may not actually lock the lid until it is safe to open.
The lawsuit was filed on March 28, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) — Case Number 1:23-cv-01957.
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