October 7, 2022 — A lawsuit has been filed by a couple who were both burned by an explosion of food out of a SilverOnyx Pressure Cooker.
The plaintiffs allege that they suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” when they were able to open the lid when the pressure cooker was still pressurized.
On October 18, 2022, plaintiff Dana H. was using the pressure cooker to make shrimp gumbo. The pressure cooker was about halfway full of ingredients. She closed and locked the lid and set it for 25 minutes.
Her husband Thomas entered the kitchen and manually released the pressure from the pot. When he saw that it was done releasing steam, he began to open the lid.
“The pressure cooker immediately exploded open and spewed its contents,” according to the lawsuit, causing burn injuries to Dana’s abdomen and left arm, as well as Thomas’s right arm and abdomen.
The incident was caused by a SilverOnyx Electric Pressure Cooker (Model Number SO501-PC6L), which was specifically advertised to be designed with a “safety feature” that prevents the lid from being opened when the unit is under pressure.
Instead, the plaintiffs claim that the lid is removable with built-up pressure, heat and steam trapped inside the unit.
“When the lid is removed under such circumstances, the pressure trapped within the unit causes the scalding hot contents to be projected from the unit,” according to the complaint.
The SilverOnyx Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on September 27, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — Case Number 2:22-cv-03834.
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