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Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

Maxi-Matic is facing lawsuits and several complaints from consumers who were severely burned when their pressure cooker exploded.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Maxi-Matic pressure cooker induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned by a pressure cooker — even if it has not been recalled yet — you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

In September 2015, a pressure cooker explosion lawsuit was filed by Gene and Bridget Iovino of Canyon Country, California. The incident occurred onn March 6. Bridget Iovino was severely burned cooking chicken stock in a Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker that she purchased at a Kohl’s Department Store.

After putting in the ingredients and 10 cups of water, she set the timer for 1 hour. The pressure cooker turned off automatically and she waited 45 minutes, added more ingredients, depressurized the cooker, and set the timer again for 25 more minutes.

That was when she noticed a large amount of steam coming out of the pressure cooker. It exploded almost immediately, according to the lawsuit:

“[Bridget] Iovino walked two steps away from the pressure cooker before it exploded, covering (her) with hot water and steam and leaving her with second- and third-degree burns.”

The lawsuit was filed in the California Superior Court of Los Angeles — In RE: Bridget Iovino et al. v. Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. et al.Case No. BC596416.

What is a Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker?

Maxi-Matic USA Inc. is a company based in the City of Industry, California that manufactures the “ELITE Platinum 8-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker.” Maxi-Matic pressure cookers have not been recalled and they are sold through major department stores like Kohl’s as well as the Home Shopping Network (HSN) and amazon.com.

Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker Complaints

There have been several Maxi-Matic pressure cooker explosions that have been reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). For example, in one report in June 2014, a 61 year-old woman suffered severe burns to her face when it exploded:

“I purchased an Elite 8 Quart Pressure Cooker in May 2014. On June 12, 2014, I was cooking white chili in my pressure cooker. I had cooked the chicken and onions until tender. I expelled the pressure in the cooker. After it was safe to open the cooker, I added a few additional ingredients which didn’t take as much time to cook as the chicken. I replaced the lid on the cooker and started the pressure cooker again. It began to increase in pressure but didn’t exactly as it had before. It was not [supposed to build pressure] if everything was not operating correctly. I leaned over the cooker to see if there was a problem and it exploded in my face. I had to go to the emergency room with 2nd degree burns on my scalp, face, shoulder and back.”

In another report that occurred in October 2016, a family described devastating kitchen damage from a Maxi-Matic pressure cooker explosion in their home:

“The lid of the pressure cooker broke away from the body with a loud boom. The lid was thrown through the air and broke my light fixture in the dining area about 4 feet away and landed on the floor of the kitchen. Plastic from the cooker and the food were stuck in the ceiling and kitchen floor. The tops of my cabinets had food land on them. Things fell so fast and hard it ripped up pieces of the flooring. Because the lid broke my glass fixture, glass chards rained down into the floors and cabinet top. Luckily my 7 year old was in the family room, and I was in the office so no one was harmed.”

Do I have a Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Maxi-Matic pressure cooker induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned by a pressure cooker — even if it has not been recalled yet — you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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