August 19, 2022 — A woman from California who was burned by her Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The plaintiff, Angela T., is a woman from Los Angeles who alleges that she was seriously burned on August 9, 2020 by a Wolfgang Puck 8-Quart Rapid Pressure Cooker (Model Number BPCRM800).
She claims that the pressure cook is defective because “the lid of the pressure cooker is capable of being removed while built-up pressure, heat and steam remain inside the unit.”
When the lid is removed under such circumstances, “the pressure trapped within the unit forces the scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the unit.”
In this case, the plaintiff was able to remove the lid when there was still pressure inside the unit, “which caused its contents to explode out of the unit, resulting in catastrophic bodily injuries and damages.”
She accuses the manufacturer of failing to warn consumers of the serious risks and failing to recall the “dangerously defective” pressure cooker, despite the risk of significant injuries to consumers.
The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on July 25, 2022 in the Superior Court of California (Los Angeles County) — Case Number 22STCV23934.
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