What's the Problem?
A Lawsuit was recently filed on behalf of a California woman who alleges she was severely burned in March 2015 while cooking chicken stock in a Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker she purchased at a Kohl’s Department Store.
Plaintiff Bridget Iovino claims that after putting the ingredients and 10 cups of water in her Maxi-Matic, she set the timer for 1 hour. The pressure cooker turned off automatically and she waited 45 minutes, added more ingredients, depressurized the cooker, and set the timer again for 25 more minutes. Iovino was walking away from the Maxi-Matic when it exploded, "covering (her) with hot water and steam and leaving her with second and third-degree burns," according to the lawsuit.
The suit was filed in the California Superior Court of Los Angeles — In RE: Bridget Iovino et al. v. Kohl’s Department Stores Inc. et al. — Case No. BC596416.
Pressure Cooker Burn Injuries
There have been several other reports of consumers being burned by Maxi-Matic Pressure Cookers.
- June 2014 - A 61-year-old woman suffered second-degree burns to her scalp, face, shoulder and back after a Maxi-Matic cooker exploded in her face.
- October 2016 - A consumer reported that the lid of their Maxi-Matic Elite 13-Function 8-Quart Electronic Pressure Cooker “broke away from the body with a loud boom. The lid was thrown through the air and broke my light fixture in the dining area about 4 feet away and landed on the floor of the kitchen. Plastic from the cooker and the food were stuck in the ceiling and kitchen floor.” Fortunately, the room was empty at the time of the explosion, so there were no injuries.
Has The Maxi-Matic Been Recalled?
No recall has been issued for any Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker to date; however, that doesn't mean you're out of luck if you've been injured. Contact the law offices of Schmidt & Clark, LLP, today to learn more about your legal rights.
Do I Have a Maxi-Matic 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 Maxi-Matic Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new pressure cooker burn injury cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled pressure cooker, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.