What is the Bene Casa Pressure Cooker?
The Bene Casa high-capacity electric pressure cooker features multiple controls and a powerful heating element. With a number of automatic programs for meat, chicken, fish, beans, and soup, it offers a range of features for both beginner and more experienced users.
What's the Problem With Pressure Cookers?
In 2008 alone, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System reported 39 cases of pressure cooker-associated emergency room visits. At least 17 of those reports stated that the pressure cooker had exploded or that the liquids had burst forth from the pot, causing serious burn injuries. Others stated that users were burned in other ways when interacting with the cookers.
In many cases, the pressure cooker lid is the problem. Pressure cooker lids are designed to create airtight seals that prevent the hot steam and pressure from escaping. If the seal is broken before the pressure is released, the stored pressure can force the lid off and spew the contents into the environment.
Most companies have created safety lids that are supposed to prevent this from happening; however, many of these lids are still allowing consumers to open them prematurely.
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Exploding Pressure Cooker Injuries
Product liability lawsuits have been filed against the makers of pressure cookers sold since about 2010, which have been linked to reports of:
- Serious burns
- Hot steam burns
- Second-degree burns
- Third-degree burns
- Eye injuries and blindness
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Permanent scarring
- Kitchen or property damage
- And more
Pressure Cooker Defects
Manufacturing defects and design are often the cause of pressure cooker explosions. These defects can manifest as the following:
- Inadequate lid seals - When a lid is defective it may not properly seal. This can result in extremely hot contents spilling or the expulsion of contents.
- Faulty gaskets that allow premature opening - A faulty gasket that allows the premature opening of the pot during high pressure can cause steam and contact burns.
- Poor venting - If the pot does not have adequate venting, it can lead to a pressure cooker explosion which can shoot shrapnel and hot contents.
In each of these situations, a defective design may be at fault for any injuries sustained. When companies cut corners, it’s important for consumers to hold them accountable.
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The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of jury trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Bene Casa Pressure Cooker Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new severe injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Bene Casa Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered severe burns or other serious injuries caused by an exploding Bene Casa pressure cooker, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a Bene Casa pressure cooker lawsuit and we can help.