July 1, 2022 — A lawsuit was filed against Walmart by a woman who was seriously burned when the lid blew off a Farberware pressure cooker.
The plaintiff, Jean H., is a woman from West Winfield, New York, who claims that she “suffered serious and substantial burn injuries” from a defective Farberware 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker.
In April 2020, she claims she was burned as a “result of the pressure cooker’s lid suddenly and unexpectedly exploding off the pressure cooker’s pot” when she was using it normally. According to the lawsuit:
“After the cooking cycle had completed and the steam was in the process of being released, the pressure cooker’s lid unexpectedly and suddenly blew off the pot in an explosive manner.”
The contents of the pressure cooker were forcefully ejected out of the pot and onto her body, causing severe, disfiguring burns to her breasts and arms.
She blames the incident on the failure of the pressure cooker’s “safety” features, which were advertised to keep consumers safe.
Instead, she claims that Walmart’s Farberware Pressure Cooker is dangerously defective because the lid can burst open when the unit is pressurized, ejecting the scalding-hot contents onto anyone nearby.
The Walmart Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed against Walmart Inc. (formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.) on March 25, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York — Case Number 6:22-cv-00290-MAD-TWD.
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