May 30, 2023 — The mother of a 4-year-old boy who was burned by a Power Quick Pot Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed by Jennifer R., a mother from Arkansas who claims that her son, identified only as “C.T.J.” in the lawsuit, was burned on June 12, 2020.
She claims that a “dangerously defective” Power Quick Pot exploded scalding-hot food onto her son’s body when she opened the lid.
The manufacturer, Tristar Products Inc., is accused of selling her a pressure cooker that was “unreasonably dangerous” for its intended use because the safety features failed to work as advertised.
The lawsuit specifically cites the Owner’s Manual for the Power Quick Pot, which claims that the product comes with several built-in safety features that are supposed to lock the lid until it is safe to open.
The “lid locking device” is also advertised to prevent the Power Quick Pot from building up pressure when the lid is not closed properly.
Instead, the lawsuit claims that Tristar Products knew (or should have known) about problems with the lid failing to lock based on numerous complaints to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
For example, the lawsuit cites the following complaint on March 20, 2015:
“My ‘Power Pressure cooker exploded with fire hot chicken soup in it, covering my entire kitchen, hitting m[e] in the head with a piece of chicken, and burning my arm.”
The lawsuit was filed against Tristar Products Inc. on May 12, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida — Case Number 5:23-cv-00129-MCR-MJF.
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