October 9, 2017 — The 1st group lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 6 people who were seriously burned by an exploding Power Pressure Cooker XL by the law offices of Johnson-Becker, PLLC.
The Lawsuit (PDF) was filed against Tristar Products Inc., the “As Seen on TV” company. It is the newest case in a growing litigation that now involves at least 20 lawsuits and class actions throughout the U.S.
The problem is that Tristar specifically advertised the Power Pressure Cooker XL as safe, with a locking lid that will not open before all of the pressure inside the pot has been released.
Instead, dozens of people have been severely burned because they were able to rotate and open the lid while there was still pressure inside the pot, resulting in an explosion of boiling-hot food, liquid, and steam at temperatures up to 250ºF.
Just watch this YouTube video in which a spokesman for Tristar promises that the lid won’t come off. He says:
“People worry that the lid might come off. It won’t. The lid on the Power Pressure Cooker XL can only come off if there’s no pressure left inside the pot. And remember, if there is pressure present inside the pot, the lid will stay securely closed so you don’t have to worry.”
Johnson-Becker PLLC filed the lawsuit on behalf of 6 people who were all severely burned in separate incidents involving the Power Pressure Cooker XL. Lawyers accuse Tristar of continuing to sell a dangerously defective product, failing to warn consumers of the risk, and failing to issue a safety recall or redesign the pressure cooker.
The six plaintiffs named in the lawsuit include:
- Kenneth C., a resident of Arkansas who was burned in July 2017 when he was able to open the lid of the Power Pressure Cooker XL before all of the pressure was released.
- Joshua H., a resident of South Carolina who was burned in January 2017 when the “built-in safety features” failed to keep the lid locked onto his Power Pressure Cooker XL.
- Destinee M., a resident of Texas who was burned in August 2017 after she opened the lid. She accuses Tristar of failing to redesign the Power Pressure Cooker XL to fix safety problems.
- Kerrie S., a resident of California who was burned in June 2017 when her Power Pressure Cooker XL exploded hot food all over her body after she opened the lid.
- Brandon S., a resident of Michigan who was burned in May 2017 when his Power Pressure Cooker XL exploded. He accuses Tristar of selling a defective and unreasonably dangerous product.
- Jarrod T., a resident of Michigan who was burned in October 2017 because he opened the lid while it was still pressurized, resulting in an explosion of food all over his body.
The lawsuit was filed by Johnson-Becker, PLLC in St. Paul, Minnesota and the law firm Anapol Weiss in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The lawsuit was filed on September 19, 2017 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (First Judicial District of Pennsylvania) — In Re: Kenneth Christian, et al. v. Tristar Products Inc. — Case ID: 170902183.
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