August 6, 2021 — A woman from Ohio has filed a pressure cooker lawsuit after she was severely burned by her Instant Pot.
The plaintiff, Deetra M., is a woman from Centerville, Ohio, who purchased a new Instant Pot (Model No. IP-DUO80) in 2019.
Soon after she bought the Instant Pot, on July 26, 2019, she was using it normally to make food when it exploded — causing her to “suffer serious and substantial burn injuries,” according to the lawsuit.
She claims she was able to easily rotate and open the lid on the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure inside the pot, which caused “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected” out of the pot and onto her body.
In her lawsuit, she accuses Instant Brands Inc. of misleading consumers about the safety of the Instant Pot, which she claims has defective “safety mechanisms” that failed to keep her safe.
Her Instant Pot Lawsuit was filed on July 16, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio — Case Number 2:21-cv-03965-EAS-CMV.
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