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Instant Pot Lawsuit Filed After Girl is Severely Burned

April 26, 2019 — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a 9 year-old girl who was severely burned on her face and body when an Instant Pot pressure cooker exploded.

The incident occurred in September 2017 when 9-year-old Caroline Cooper was in the kitchen helping her mother cook soup in an Instant Pot.

She was able to open the lid on the Instant Pot while it still contained a dangerous amount of pressure, resulting in an explosion.

Caroline suffered 3rd-degree burns over 16% of her body, including disfiguring scald burns on her face. She was also burned by boiling-hot soup that exploded out of the Instant Pot onto her arms and torso.

The manufacturer of Instant Pot claims that the lid of the pressure cooker can’t be opened when the unit is still pressurized. Her lawyers claim that Instant Pot’s primary safety claim is “not true.”

“We’ve got a lot of cases around the world where users are experiencing the lid popping off and the contents of the Instant Pot spewing all over causing third degree burns – these are the facts.”

In fact, when investigators with the FOX31 Problem Solver team tested 3 different versions of the Instant Pot, one of them had a lid that repeatedly opened when the unit was still pressurized — which Instant Pot’s user manual claims should never happen.

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