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Conagra faces multiple lawsuits filed by people who experienced severe injuries — including third-degree burns and permanent vision loss — from exploding cans of PAM cooking spray and other similar products.
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At least 6 PAM Cooking Spray lawsuits have been filed against Conagra Brands alleging that Pam exploded and caused serious injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The complaints allege that Conagra changed the design of Pam aerosol cans in 2011, making them “faulty, dangerous and prone to explosion.”

Plaintiffs suffered third-degree burns, medically-induced coma, and other catastrophic injuries after cans of Pam and other similarly designed products exploded after being placed near a hot stove.

In some cases, people said they were disfigured and forced to undergo surgeries and/or skin grafts, according to CNN.

The injuries named in the suits occurred across 6 states between 2017 and 2019.

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Most cooking sprays, regardless of the brand, include propellants. It’s what makes them so convenient to use and allows the oil to be sprayed consistently and evenly.

Suits Claim PAM Cooking Spray Cans “Defectively Designed”

According to TODAY, the main problem with the cans of cooking spray is not their ingredients, but how they were designed, according to the lawsuits. In 2011, Conagra implemented a redesigned packaging for cans containing 10 or more ounces. [1]

The design included U-shaped vents on the bottom of the can — visible as 4 U-shaped score marks — intended to allow the container to vent its flammable contents in the ordinary course of operation.

All of the alleged incidents in the recent lawsuits involved larger cans of cooking spray.

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Has Conagra Issued a Recall for PAM?

No. Despite multiple reports of severe burns and other injuries associated with Pam cooking spray, Conagra has failed to issue a nationwide recall for the product from store shelves or even issue a warning about the risk of cook spray cans.

Conagra says Pam and other cooking sprays feature prominent warnings on their labeling which state that the product is flammable and should not be left on or near a stove or heat source.

When Pam is used correctly, as instructed, it is a 100% safe and effective product – the company said in a statement.

According to The Counter Organization, the presence of those flammable materials is why tales about exploding paint cans and hairspray missiles are so common. When those propellants get too close to a heat source, they can combust. [2]

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Can I File a Class Action?

Although Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is a nationally recognized class action firm, we have decided against this type of litigation when it comes to Pam cooking spray lawsuits.

Our lawyers feel that if there is a successful resolution to these cases, individual suits, not class actions will be the best way to get maximum payouts to our clients.

If you’ve been injured by Pam cooking spray, we know you’ve suffered emotionally and economically, and want to work with you personally to obtain the maximum compensation for the damages caused by your injuries. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.

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Conagra Hit With 17 New PAM Explosion Lawsuits and Statistics

September 25, 2019 – At least 17 new lawsuits were filed against Conagra in Cook County Circuit Court on Monday, alleging that cans of Pam cooking spray and other similar products exploded and caused severe burn injuries to people nearby, according to Law360.

In addition to Pam, the suits name several other cooking spray brands owned by Conagra which allegedly caused severe burns, including Sysco Member’s Mark, Wellsley Farms, and Simply Value.

With the filing of the new claims, the Chicago-based spray can manufacturer DS Containers, Inc., has been sued at least 33 times this year over its allegedly defective aerosol cans.

Conagra has faced 33 lawsuits in 2019. over allegedly defective cooking spray cans, including PAM, which reportedly led to fires, causing third-degree burns, disfigurement, and blindness among users.

New Hampshire Man Sues Conagra, Alleges PAM Cooking Spray Exploded

August 9, 2019 – A man in Exeter, New Hampshire, who claims he was “burned and severely injured” after a vented can of Pam cooking spray exploded near him at a cookout in 2016 has filed a products liability lawsuit against Conagra, according to The Portsmouth Herald.

Plaintiff Jon Sherrill says he was cooking food on a grill when a nearby can of Pam exploded, causing him to sustain permanent injuries including burns, scarring, and disfigurement.

He is seeking “enhanced” compensatory damages to cover the cost of lost wages and medical bills, and any other relief the court deems just and proper.

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The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm Schmidt & Clark, LLP is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Pam cooking spray explosion lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Again, if you suffered a burn or other severe injury from an exploding can of Pam cooking spray, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.



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