Aldi is recalling its “CROFTON” Chef’s Collection saucepan 6L Pressure Cooker over concerns that a potentially defective lid may cause users severe burn and scald injuries.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a severe burn or other injury caused by an exploding pressure cooker, whether or not the pressure cooker has been recalled, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation and our lawyers can help.
Update: Texas Woman Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Makers of Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cooker
August 23, 2017 - A woman from Texas who claims she was severely burned by a defective Wolfgang Puck Automatic Rapid Pressure Cooker has filed a class action lawsuit against the manufacturers. Plaintiff Tabitha W. claims she was using the appliance as directed when it exploded at the end of its cooking cycle, causing second and third-degree burns after boiling gumbo shot onto her skin.
What’s the Problem?
August 7, 2017 - Pressure cookers affected by the recall may have a defective locking mechanism which causes the lid to detach while cooking, according to Aldi.
“If this happens, there is a risk of scalding to the user,” the company said. “ALDI takes product quality and safety very seriously, and wish to advise all customers of a recall.”
Recalled Crofton pressure cookers can be identified by the year “2017” printed on the base plate. No other pressure cooker models are affected by this recall, according to Aldi.
The cookers were supplied by H&H Asia Ltd, and sold in Aldi stores across the U.S. and overseas between June 28 and July 21, 2017. If you purchased one, stop using it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
To date, no burn injuries or other incidents have been reported, Aldi said.
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Why Do Pressure Cookers Explode?
Pressure cookers, sometimes called “multi-pots”, “one-pots”, “instant pots or instants”, and “crock pots” are used by kitchen novices and professionals alike due to their ability to both heat and cook food, saving time and cleanup. Pressure cookers work by trapping heat in a pot within a secure lid to prevent steam from escaping. This not only warms up the food but cooks it at an even temperature.
Electric pressure cookers come with features such as a timer, temperature gauge, food-specific settings and some even have Bluetooth technology. Stovetop pressure cookers require the user to monitor the temperature manually. Both manual and electric versions feature a safety valve to release the pressure before opening the lid.
When a liquid under extreme pressure is suddenly depressurized, the gases it contains rapidly expand. They can ‘explode’ out of the pot with catastrophic results for those nearby. This is not an actual explosion that results from combustion, but the rapid — nearly instantaneous — expansion of gases.
Pressure Cooker Injuries
Our lawyers are reviewing potential exploding pressure cooker lawsuits for people who suffered the following injuries:
- Serious burns
- Hot steam burns
- Second-degree burns
- Third-degree burns
- Second and third-degree burns
- Eye injuries and blindness
- Traumatic brain injuries (concussion)
- Permanent scarring
- Kitchen and/or property damage
Power Pressure Cooker Settlement
A class action settlement is now providing owners of allegedly defective Tristar power pressure cookers with warranty extensions and credits toward purchases of new products. However, if you or someone you know has been injured by one of these appliances, you need to opt out of this class action settlement now and contact our law firm immediately.
The settlement does not provide compensation for your injuries, and if you fail to opt-out by June 4, 2018, you may lose your eligibility to pursue compensation seeking damages. Contact our lawyers now to learn more.
What are Pressure Cooker Lawsuits Alleging?
If a Crofton Chef's Collection pressure cooker fails, the lid may explode off while the contents are still under high pressure. This can cause hot contents to forcefully blow up in the face of consumers, or spray scalding liquids in the kitchen.
While most reports of pressure cooking accidents involve individuals hurt when they mistakenly thought it was safe to remove the lid, some products were sold with defective components that failed to properly seal the lid or allowed excessive pressure to build up in the cooker.
According to allegations raised in lawsuits, pressure cooker lids should never be able to come off until all steam and pressure have been released, and manufacturers failed to protect consumers from the affected product.
Do I Have a Crofton Pressure Cooker Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in pressure cooker lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new burn and scald injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered a severe burn or other injury caused by an exploding pressure cooker, whether or not the pressure cooker has been recalled, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.