Our lawyers are filing lawsuits for people who were injured by InstaPot (also known as ”Instant Pot”) pressure cookers, devices that were designed nearly identically to cookers that have been reported to explode without warning, causing serious 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, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the problem?
It has recently been found that an alleged design defect in the Tristar Pressure Cooker XL — an appliance nearly identical to the InstaPot — can cause the super-heated food inside to explode when the lid is opened. Consumers across the U.S. have reported experiencing severe burn and scald injuries from pressure cookers, and our attorneys would like to hear from you if this happened to you or someone you care about.
What is the InstaPot?
According to the manufacturer, InstaPot “does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot.” There are several versions of the InstaPot available, ranging in price from about $90 to $200.
Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Allegations
Although each pressure cooker lawsuit is unique in its own set of circumstances and details, in general the claims tend to have similar allegations:
- Manufacturer was negligent in designing, manufacturing and testing the pressure cooker;
- The cooker fails to prevent the explosion of its contents, even when used as directed;
- Manufacturer failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions with the appliance;
- The materials used in the device’s construction were not suitable for this type of product and use;
- Manufacturers knew or should have known that their pressure cooker was not fit for use, and
- The company is responsible for plaintiffs’ medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
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 Causes Pressure Cookers to Explode?
It has been alleged that some pressure cookers were designed with a defective pressure release valve that falsely indicates that the built-up pressure has escaped the appliance, prompting consumers to open the lids before they should. When this occurs, the food inside the cookers can “blow up” or “explode” without warning – even in cases where the appliance is unplugged, properly vented, and opened without force.
Do I have an InstaPot 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 InstaPot 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 were severely burned or scalded by an exploding pressure cooker, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.