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Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Claims Instant Pot Exploded

Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Claims Instant Pot Exploded

August 19, 2021 — A woman who was burned when her Instant Pot Pressure Cooker exploded has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, Instant Brands Inc.

The plaintiff, Sondra D., is a woman from Marine, Illinois who claims that her Instant Pot blew up when she opened the lid on July 18, 2019, which resulted in “serious and substantial burn injuries.”

In her lawsuit, she claims that she was able to easily twist open the lid on her Instant Pot when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure inside, “allowing its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected” out of the pressure cooker and onto her body.

Furthermore, she claims that the built-in “safety features” failed to prevent her from opening the lid when the unit was pressurized.

Her lawsuit joins a growing number of similar lawsuits that accuse Instant Brands of misleading consumers about the safety of the Instant Pot by claiming that the lid can’t be opened until it is safe.

The lawsuit specifically cites the owner’s manual, which claims: “As a safety feature, until the float valve drops down the lid is locked and cannot be opened.”

Her lawsuit was filed on July 16, 2021 against Instant Brands Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois — Case Number 3:21-cv-3159.

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