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 Elite Platinum 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 Elite Platinum Pressure Cooker, 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 scalding hot contents and leaving her with second and third-degree substantial burn injuries," 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.
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Pressure Cooker Burn Injuries
There have been several other reports of consumers being burned by Exploding 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 pressure cooker 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.
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New Maxi Matic Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Filed in Los Angeles
A Maxi Matic Pressure Cooker lawsuit has been filed by a woman from Los Angeles who was burned by a Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker.
The lawsuit was filed by Ms. Crystal G., a woman who claims she was burned when her pressure cooker exploded under pressure.
The incident occurred on February 22, 2020 and it specifically involved a Maxi-Matic Elite Platinum Pressure Cooker (Model Number EPC-607).
According to the complaint, Maxi-Matic advertised the “advanced technology” of its pressure cookers, and “states that the pressure cookers cannot be opened while in use.”
Instead, the plaintiff claims that she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” because she was able to easily twist open the lid when the pressure cooker was still pressurized, “allowing the pressure cooker's scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker” and onto her body.
She claims that the pressure cooker is defective because it does not prevent the lid from being removed with normal force when the unit is pressurized, despite the appearance that all of the pressure has been released.
The Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on February 15, 2022 against Pick Five Imports Inc. (doing business at Maxi-Matic USA Inc.) in the Superior Court for the State of California for the County of Los Angeles — Case No. 22STCV05649.
Do I Have a Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker 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 new Maxi Matic Pressure Cooker Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Maxi Matic pressure cooker lawsuits in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by pressure cooker explosions, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.