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Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

A lawsuit was filed against Tabletops Unlimited, Inc. by a woman who was burned when her Philippe Richard pressure cooker exploded.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned by an exploding pressure cooker, 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.

UPDATE: Another Lawsuit Filed for Exploding Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker

In March 2020, Tabletops Unlimited was hit with another lawsuit from people who were burned when a Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker exploded. The lawsuit was filed by Anthony and Stacy H., a married couple from Indiana who suffered severe burn injuries when the lid suddenly blew off the pot while they were using the pressure cooker. Click here to read more.

Ohio Woman Files Lawsuit After Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker Explodes

In September 2019, a lawsuit (PDF) was filed by Soumia S., a woman from Ohio who suffered “serious and substantial burns” when her Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker exploded in her kitchen in September 2017.

The pressure cooker’s lid suddenly exploded off the pot when she was cooking dinner, according to the lawsuit. The food blew out of the pot and severely burned her back, arms, legs, and 25% of her skin. She was hospitalized for 2 days in the burn unit at Ohio State University.

The lawsuit claims that the Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker is defective, unreasonable dangerous, and failed to prevent the lid from blowing off during normal use.

The lawsuit was filed against Tabletops Unlimited, Inc., doing business as TTU, in the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles (Central District) on September 18, 2019 — Case Number 19STCV33402.

What is the Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker?

Tabletops Unlimited, Inc. is a California-based company that manufactures the Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker. It is a stovetop pressure cooker (also called a “manual pressure cooker”) that must be placed on a hot stove to build up heat.

Philippe Richard pressure cookers are sold nationwide in stores like Kohl’s, Walmart, JC Penny, online retailers like Amazon, and more.

How Does It Work?

The lid locks onto the pot with a clamp. The clamp is supposed to secure the lid a rubber ring (or seal) around the rim of the pot. If the lid is locked on properly, it prevents steam from escaping as the liquid boils, produces steam, pressure inside the pot increases, and internal temperatures exceed 200ºF. This cooks food faster and more efficiently than a traditional pot on a stove.

What is the Problem?

Consumers have been burned when their Philippe Richard pressure cooker malfunctioned and exploded. The problem is that the lid can explode off the pot during normal use, according to a recent lawsuit.

Pressure Cooker Injuries

  • Burns
  • Steam scalds
  • Scarring
  • Skin graft surgery
  • Hospitalization
  • Infection
  • Metal shrapnel injuries
  • Blindness
  • Death

Do I have a Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned by an exploding pressure cooker, 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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