March 24, 2020 — A woman from Louisiana has filed a federal lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Instant Pot after she was seriously burned by an explosion of hot food.
The lawsuit was filed by Ms. Latoya K., a woman from Marrero, Louisiana who bought a new Instant Pot pressure cooker (Model #IP-DUO60 V3) in July 2018.
In March 2019, she suffered 2nd-degree burn injuries on her abdomen when she opened the lid and her Instant Pot exploded food.
She was able to twist open the lid while the Instant Pot still contained a dangerous amount of pressure, resulting in its scalding-hot contents being forcefully ejected out of the pot and onto her body.
This incident occurred as a result of the failure of the pressure cooker’s supposed “safety mechanisms,” according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit (PDF) was filed on March 13, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana — Latoya K. vs. Instant Brands Inc. — Case No. 2:20-cv-00887-EEF-JVM.
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