July 26, 2022 — A man who was seriously burned by a new Instant Pot Pro Crisp Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The lawsuit was filed by Otniel U., a man from Kingsport, Tennessee who claims that he “suffered serious and substantial burn injuries” when his Instant Pot exploded on August 6, 2021.
The incident allegedly involved a new Instant Pot Pro Crisp Multi-Use Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer (Model Number Pro Crisp AF 8), which he purchased from Amazon.com on March 13, 2021.
He claims that he was able to easily twist open the lid on his Instant Pot when there was still a large amount of pressure inside the unit.
He also claims that the manufacturer, Instant Brands Inc., misled him into purchasing the Instant Pot by claiming that its safety features would prevent explosions of hot food, liquid and steam.
Specifically, the Instant Pot was advertised to contain a “safety lock lid,” as well as “lid position detection,” which were supposed to prevent him from opening the lid until it was safe to do so.
The Instant Pot Pro Crisp Lawsuit was filed on July 21, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (Northeastern Division) — Case Number 2:22-cv-00084.
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