April 13, 2023 — A man who claims that he was burned when he opened the lid on his Instant Pot IP-LUX Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against Instant Brands Inc.
The plaintiff, Devin B., is a man from Faulkner, Arkansas, who alleges that he was seriously burned in March 2020 while using an Instant Pot® IP-LUX 60 Pressure Cooker.
The product is advertised as a 6-in-1 multi-cooker, with features like a pressure cooker, sauté/browning, slow cooker, rice cooker, and more.
In his lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that he was using the pressure cooker feature to cook food. He was able to easily twist open the lid when there was still built-up pressure, heat and steam inside the unit.
Opening the lid before it was safe caused the “scalding hot contents to be projected from the unit” and onto his body, resulting in “serious and substantial bodily injuries and damages,” according to the lawsuit.
He accuses Instant Brands of continuing to sell its pressure cookers to consumers despite the serious risks posed by the defective lid, and failing to recall the pressure cookers regardless of the safety hazards.
His lawsuit was filed on March 24, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (Central Division) — 4:23-cv-00286-BRW.
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