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Instant Pot Explosion Lawsuit

Instant Pot Explosion Lawsuit

Instant Pot pressure cookers have safety features, but accidents happen. Anyone can suffer major burn injuries from a pressure cooker that explodes or overflows boiling-hot food and steam.

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 exploding 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 Explosions

Pressure cooker explosions are one of the most dangerous kitchen accidents. The risk of an Instant Pot exploding is far lower than a traditional stovetop pressure cooker because Instant Pots have more safety features, but explosions are not impossible. Any pressure cooker can blow up if the vent gets clogged, if the lid is opened too soon, or if safety features like the blowout preventer do not work.

Pressure Cooker Accidents

The temperature inside an Instant Pot can reach at least 250ºF, which is about 40º hotter than the boiling-point of water (212ºF). Instant Pots cook food faster because they get hotter than a normal slow-cooker — but they are also more dangerous. If the lid opens before the pressure is at a safe level, there will be an explosion of liquid, steam, and food.

Tips for Avoiding Instant Pot Injuries & Accidents

The Instant Pot has some of the most advanced safety features of any pressure cooker on the market. Even so, accidents do happen — and when explosions occur, anyone nearby can suffer major burn injuries.

Here are some tips on how to avoid an Instant Pot explosion or overflow:

  • Don’t leave your Instant Pot alone. It is tempting to “set it and forget it,” but it is never a good idea to leave your house when your Instant Pot is cooking. It could overheat if it runs out of water, or overflow with boiling-hot food all over your kitchen.
  • Always use enough water. Instant Pots need a minimum of 1 cup of liquid to get to pressure and maintain temperature. If the liquid runs out, your Instant Pot will overheat and burn your food.
  • Do not overflow your Instant Pot. An overflowing pressure cooker is a dangerous burn hazard. Never fill your Instant Pot more than half-way and be very careful when cooking foods that expand (rice, lentils, beans, oats, pasta, cornmeal, etc.).
  • Instant Pots are not for deep-frying. The industrial pressure cookers at KFC that make crispy fried chicken are not the same as an Instant Pot. Never try to deep-fry chicken in an Instant Pot — you could end up with an explosion of hot oil.

Instant Pot Recalled for Causing Electrical Burns

In July 2015, a recall was issued for the “Instant Pot Smart” and “Instant Pot Smart 60” pressure cookers. There were 3 reports of people who suffered electrical burns when they were shocked. About 1,000 of the recalled Instant Pots were sold between November 2014 and May 2015 for about $250.

Do I have an Instant Pot Explosion Lawsuit?

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 exploding 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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