What is the Crux Pressure Cooker?
Crux pressure cookers are designed to slow cook, steam, brown, pressure cook, warm, and cook rice. Pre-set functions included with the Crux Pressure Cooker include sauté, soup/broth, meat/stew, egg, poultry, desserts, rice/risotto, and multigrain. The cooker also features a pressure release valve, safety valve, and auto-locking lid.
What Can Cause a Pressure Cooker Explosion?
Pressure cookers utilize a combination of heat and steam to create a high amount of pressure to cook foods in far less time than conventional cooking methods. The temperature inside a pressure cooker runs approximately 40 degrees hotter than the boiling point of water, and the steam it generates can be extremely dangerous.
If a pressure cooker’s lock, vent, lid, seal, or gasket is faulty, the pressure cooker can explode, causing severe injury or even death to anyone nearby. People who have experienced a pressure cooker explosion have suffered burns, amputations, blindness, concussions, broken bones, and disfigurement, not to mention damage to their homes.
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Pressure Cooker Explosion 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
What are Lawsuits Alleging?
Below is a list of just some of the lawsuits our firm has filed in various courts throughout the Country. Each court (Federal or State) has different requirements but for the most part, our lawyers will file what is called a “COMPLAINT AND DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL”, which claims the following:
- Strict Products Liability
- Negligent Products Liability
- Breach of Express Warranty
- Breach of Implied Warranty of Merchantability
- Breach of Implied Warranty of Fitness for a Particular Purpose
- A violation of a specific civic code (dependent on locale)
Claims Based on Defective Pressure Cookers
To establish a product liability claim in connection with a pressure cooker that caused your harm, you will need to show the existence of a manufacturing, design, or marketing defect. Generally, a pressure cooker does not explode under normal conditions, and if it does, it may have a defect. Some reported defects in pressure cookers include inadequate venting of steam that results in explosions, faulty gaskets that allow a pot to be opened even under high pressure, or inadequate seals for lids, which can result in intense, hot spills.
Manufacturing defects are flaws in how the pressure cooker is made. Typically, when there is a manufacturing defect, it is a one-off problem, and other pressure cookers in the line do not have the same problem. For example, a gasket that simply was not molded correctly might be defectively manufactured.
Design defects occur in all of the products in a line because a flaw exists in the design of the pressure cooker. Different jurisdictions require you to prove different elements in connection with design defects. Generally, to show a design defect, the product must have posed a foreseeable risk when it was made as intended and used for its intended purpose.
When a manufacturer knows that there are risks associated with the use of a product, it has a responsibility to provide warnings to consumers. These warnings should be adequate to warn consumers of the risks of using the pressure cooker in certain ways, or of using the pressure cooker at all.
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Get a Free Crux Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Evaluation With Our Lawyers
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 Crux Pressure Cooker Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently representing burn injury victims in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Crux Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one suffered serious burns or other serious injuries caused by an exploding pressure cooker, you should contact our law firm immediately for a free review of your potential case. You may be entitled to recover damages and financial compensation for medical bills and lost wages by filing a Crux pressure cooker explosion lawsuit and a lawyer can help.