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Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Filed in California

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Filed in California

March 11, 2020 — A woman from California has filed a lawsuit after she was burned by an Instant Pot pressure cooker explosion.

The lawsuit (PDF) was filed against Instant Brands Inc., a Canadian company that manufactures the popular Instant Pot® pressure cooker.

The lawsuit was filed by Gail B., a woman from the city of Lomita, California, who bought a new Instant Pot from in July 2017.

On February 19, 2018, she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” after she was able to twist open the lid when the Instant Pot pressure cooker was still under pressure.

Opening the lid caused its “scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker” and onto her body, resulting in severe burns.

Her lawsuit alleges that this incident occurred due to the failure of the pressure cooker’s safety features — specifically a locking lid that is not supposed to open until all of the pressure is released. This safety features is advertised to prevent explosions of food and burn injuries.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California — In RE: Gail B. v. Instant Brands Inc..

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