October 29, 2021 — The mother of a boy who was severely burned by an Instant Pot has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, Instant Brands.
The Instant Pot Lawsuit was filed by the mother of D.V., a child from Clarksville, Tennessee, who suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” when hot liquid exploded out of the Instant Pot when they opened the lid.
The explosion involved an Instant Pot pressure cooker (Model Duo Black SS 60) that was purchased new from Walmart in October 2019.
One year later, in October 2020, the child was severely burned as a result of opening the pressure cooker’s lid when there was still pressure inside the pot, “allowing it scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker and onto plaintiffs.”
According to the lawsuit, “The incident occurred as a result of the failure of the pressure cooker’s supposed ‘safety mechanisms,’ which purport to keep the consumer safe while using the pressure cooker.”
The lawsuit was filed on October 20, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville Division) — Case Number 3:21-cv-00804.
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