June 15, 2021 — An Instant Pot Pressure Cooker lawsuit has been filed against Target and Instant Brands after a 2-year-old girl was severely burned.
The plaintiff, Brittany G., is a mother from Pennsylvania who purchased a new Instant Pot “Smart Wifi” Pressure Cooker from a Target store in Pittsburgh in August 2020.
On September 18, 2020, she used her Instant Pot to make soup, and set the timer for 60 minutes. When the cooking process was complete, she saw an error message on the screen stating “BURN.”
Unfortunately, when she released the pressure valve and twisted open the lid, the scalding-hot soup exploded out of the pot and landed on her 2-year-old daughter, who was sitting in a chair nearby.
The lawsuit states that “the lid shot open with great force, spewing the scalding hot contents of the cooker.”
Brittany immediately called 9-1-1 and her daughter was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where she was treated for 3rd-degree burns to her face, neck, chest, left shoulder and left arm.
The girl required painful skin debridement and skin graft surgery, but continues to suffer from permanent scarring on her left side, as well as “frozen shoulder” syndrome and an impaired ability to use her left arm.
The lawsuit was filed on June 8, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania — Case Number 2:21-cv-00754-CCW.
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