June 21, 2022 — A lawsuit has been filed by a woman who claims that she was seriously burned by an Instant Pot Nova Plus Pressure Cooker.
The lawsuit was filed by Carolyn A., a woman from Lakeland, Florida, who alleges that she was burned in July 2019 when she opened the lid on her Instant Pot Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker (Model Number Nova Plus 60).
She claims that the incident occurred because she was able to easily twist open the lid on her pressure cooker when it was still pressurized.
In the Owner’s Manual for the Instant Pot Nova Plus, it states: “As a safety feature, until the float valve drops down the lid is locked and cannot be opened.”
Instant Brands is accused of falsely advertising the “safety” of its pressure cookers, and specifically claiming that the lid cannot be opened when the pressure cooker is in use.
The lawsuit claims that the product is actually defective because “the lid of the pressure cooker is removable with built-up pressure, heat and steam still inside the unit.”
When the lid is removed under such circumstances, the pressure trapped inside the unit causes the “scalding hot contents to be projected from the unit and into the surrounding area,” including any people nearby.
The Instant Pot Nova Plus Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed against Instant Brands Inc. on June 20, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida — Case Number 8:22-cv-01390.
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