July 19, 2021 — A woman from Texas filed a lawsuit after she was severely burned by a Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker.
The lawsuit was filed by Tiffany B., a woman from Mesquite, Texas, who was seriously injured by a Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker (Model Number YPC 2055C).
On July 20, 2019, she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” as a result of the pressure cooker’s lid “unexpectedly exploding off the pressure cooker’s pot” during normal use of the product.
The explosion caused “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker” and onto her body, according to the lawsuit.
She suffered “severe, disfiguring burns to… her face, chest and all four extremities,” resulting in significant pain and suffering, medical expenses, decreased quality of life, and other damages.
The lawsuit accuses the manufacturer of the pressure cooker — Tabletops Unlimited Inc. (TTU) — of misleading consumers about the safety of the product by falsely advertising a variety of safety features that were supposed to prevent this type of accident from occurring.
Safety features like a pressure regulator, safety lock and a sealing ring should have prevented the lid from exploding off the pot. Instead, the lawsuit claims these safety features “failed to properly function.”
The pressure cooker lawsuit was filed against Tabletops Unlimited Inc. (TTU) on July 15, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California — Case Number 2:21-cv-05732.
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