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Presto Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

Presto Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

A woman who was severely burned by food that exploded out of a Presto Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against National Presto Industries Inc.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Presto Pressure Cooker induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned by a 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.

Presto Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

In January 2021, a lawsuit was filed by a woman who was burned by a Presto 6-Quart Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker that exploded hot food, liquid and steam when she opened the lid.

What Happened?

The lawsuit was filed by Toni G., a 35 year-old woman from Georgia who purchased a new Presto pressure cooker on January 30, 2019.

Less than three weeks later, on February 19, she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” when she was able to open the lid while the pressure cooker was still under pressure.

What is the Problem?

Opening the lid caused its “scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker” and onto her body, according to the lawsuit. She blames her injuries on the failure of the so-called safety features, which did not lock the lid to keep her safe, as advertised.

Lawsuit Claims Pressure Cooker’s Safety Features Failed

The lawsuit specifically cites the failure of the locking lid, which was advertised to include “a cover locking system that allows pressure to build only when the cover is securely closed and prevents the cover from being opened until pressure is safely reduced.”

Is Your Pressure Cooker Defective?

Toni G.’s lawsuit claims that Presto pressure cookers are defective because the safety features fail to lock the lid and prevent it from being opened when the pot is still pressurized, despite the appearance that all of the pressure has been completely released.

The Presto Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on January 31, 2021 against National Presto Industries Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin — Case Number 3:21-CV-00071-JDP.

Do I have a Presto Pressure Cooker Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Presto Pressure Cooker induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned by a 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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