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What is a Quick Pot?
A Tristar Power Quick Pot is a multi-cooker that combines the functions of a pressure cooker, slow-cooker, rice cooker and yogurt maker in one. It has a manual program, a stainless steel cooking pot and a range of cooking functions to cook different foods.
How Do Pressure Cookers Explode?
Pressure cookers themselves don’t explode and typically aren’t harmful products. In pressure cooker explosion lawsuits, the term “explosion” refers to the scalding foods or liquids ejected from defective pressure cookers that burn or injure nearby people. In some cases, pressure has caused lids to explode off cookers and hit people.
Normally, safety mechanisms are supposed to prevent the lid from detaching while contents are under pressure. Pressure cooker explosion lawsuits claim that defects in safety mechanisms may allow the lid to open or detach while the food or liquid inside is still pressurized.
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Quick Pot Injuries
- Serious burns
- Hot steam burns
- Second-degree burns
- Third-degree burns
- Eye injuries and blindness
- Traumatic brain injuries (concussion)
- Permanent scarring
- Emergency medical treatment
- Kitchen and/or property damage
Pressure Cooker Lawsuits Allege Defective Design & Safety Features
Internal temperatures in a pressure cooker can reach up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Safety features built into pressure cookers are supposed to prevent pressure cookers from becoming home safety hazards; however, pressure cooker lawsuits claim defective product design and safety features led to explosions creating a false sense of security.
Safety features that may be defective include:
- Silicone rings or gaskets – These seals around the lip of the pot are supposed to keep steam and pressure from escaping. Faulty gaskets or seals may allow the lid to open despite pressure build up.
- Safe-lock lids – These lids are supposed to prevent pressure from building when not properly sealed and prevent the lids from opening if pressure hasn’t been released.
- Sensors – Sensors keep the pressure and heat in a safe range. They usually warn people when it is too high or the cooker becomes too hot.
- Pressure valves – More than one valve traps and allows steam and pressure to escape safely. Faulty valves may lead to an unsafe build in pressure.
Get a Free Quick Pot Lawsuit Evaluation With Our Lawyers
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of jury trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Quick Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently representing consumers in pressure cooker explosion cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Quick Pot Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered serious burns or other serious injuries caused by a defective pressure cooker, you should contact our law firm immediately for a free review of your legal rights and potential case. You may be entitled to a pressure cooker settlement and a lawyer can help.