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Slow cookers like the Elite Bistro 8-Quart Pressure Cooker have been reported to explode without warning during use, causing severe burns and scald injuries to people nearby.

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What is the Elite Bistro Pressure Cooker?

The Elite Bistro Pressure Cooker is designed to prepare dishes more quickly than traditional cookers through the use of extremely high pressures and temperatures.

Once sealed for cooking, the pressure elevates and the temperature of water and steam rises above the normal 100ºC (212ºF) boiling point temperature. The Elite Bistro line of pressure cookers includes the following models:

  • Elite Bistro 8-Quart Pressure Cooker
  • Elite Platinum 8-Quart Pressure Cooker
  • Elite Platinum 9 Function 4-Quart Pressure Cooker
  • Elite Platinum EPC-1013 Maxi-Matic 10-Quart Electronic Pressure Cooker
  • Elite Platinum 8-Quart 14-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker

What’s the problem?

According to the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission, several brands are currently being recalled, and because pressure cookers cook food quickly through the production of high heat and pressure, they can also cause serious burns if defectively designed or manufactured [1].

Pressure Cooker Recalls

Sensio Pressure Cooker Recall
According to this 2023 CPSC notice, in August 2023, Sensio announced the recall of approximately 860,000 pressure cookers due to a potential defect where the lid may unexpectedly unlock during use, resulting in the release of hot contents and posing a burn hazard to consumers [2].

The pressure cooker’s lid can unlock and be removed during use, causing the hot contents to unexpectedly splash out, posing a burn hazard to consumers. CPSC stated.

According to Sensio, there were 63 reported incidents, with 61 resulting in burn injuries, including second and third-degree burns to various parts of the body.

The recall encompasses various electric pressure cooker models sold under the brands Bella, Bella Pro Series, Crux, and Cooks, as well as stovetop pressure cookers under the Bella brand, distributed between September 2015 and September 2020.

Crock Pot Express Pressure Cooker Recall
As claimed by the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission, in November 2020, Sunbeam Products initiated a recall [3] of nearly 1 million Crock-Pot Express Pressure Cookers following 99 reported incidents of burn injuries and 119 instances of lid detachment during use.

The recall was prompted by the potential for the multi-cookers to pressurize when the lid is not securely locked, leading to unexpected lid detachment and the ejection of hot food and liquids.

The affected products are specifically identified as the Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers, Model Number SCCPPC600-V1, sold between July 2017 and November 2020 through various retailers.

Tower Pressure Cooker Recall
According to European safety regulators, a recall was announced [4] for Tower® pressure cookers in February 2019 due to concerns that the lid could unexpectedly open, causing hot contents to erupt and potentially burn nearby individuals.

Although no injuries were reported, the recall affects the stovetop TOWER® 6-Liter Stainless Steel One-Touch Pressure Cooker with Model #T90103 and Barcode #5055195872791, sold primarily in the U.K. and Europe.

Nutrex Pressure Cookers Recalled for Burn Risk
As maintained by the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission, in August 2018, Rena Ware International Inc. recalled approximately 700 Nutrex Pressure Cookers due to the risk of serious burn injuries and unintended depressurization [5]. Rena Ware received reports of five consumers suffering burn injuries and 13 instances of unintended depressurization, prompting the recall. The affected pressure cookers, identified by silver color with black handles and Model #2153, were sold between December 2015 and June 2018.

Walmart Instant Pot Recall
Over 104,000 Instant Pot Gem 65 8-in-1 multicookers, exclusively sold by Walmart, were recalled in March 2018 due to reports of overheating. At least 107 incidents, including five causing property damage, prompted the recall, which identified units with batch codes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, or 1746 sold between August 2017 and January 2018 for about $80.

Crofton Chef’s Collection Pressure Cooker Recall
On August 4, 2017, ALDI stores and H&H Asia Ltd. issued a recall for 6L stainless steel stovetop Crofton Chef’s Collection pressure cookers due to a defect where the lid could unlock during cooking, posing an explosion hazard.

Breville Pressure Cooker Recall
According to the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission, a recall was issued for 35,600 Breville 6-quart capacity “Fast Slow Cookers” on December 22, 2015, after five individuals suffered second or third-degree burn injuries from unexpected lid openings [6]. Sold at various retailers from September 2012 to October 2015 for $180, the recall encompassed units sold under the Breville brand.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recall
As stated by the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission, in July 2015, approximately 1,000 Bluetooth-enabled “Instant Pot Smart” and “Instant Pot Smart-60” electric pressure cookers were recalled after three reports of electric shocks [7]. The recalled products, sold from November 2014 through May 2015 for about $250, were identified by the Instant Pot brand.

Manttra Pressure Cooker Recall
As maintained by the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission, in December 2007, a recall was issued for about 38,250 Manttra Pressure Cookers following reports of burn injuries from hot contents exploding out of the pressure cookers [8]. Sold between June 2003 and April 2007 for $70 to $100, the recalled pressure cookers were identified by the Manttra brand.

HSN Bella Cucina “Zip Cooker” Pressure Cooker Recall
According to the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission, in February 2007, HSN recalled 8,300 Bella Cucina “Zip Cooker” Low-Pressure Cookers after eight individuals suffered first, second, or third-degree burns [9]. The affected products, sold from February 2003 through March 2004 for about $70, were distributed exclusively by HSN.

HSN Ultrex Pressure Cooker Recall
As claimed by the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission, on November 30, 2006, HSN recalled approximately 1,450 Ultrex Pressure Cookers (8-quart Model No. 11453) after two individuals suffered second and third-degree burn injuries from lid openings during cooking [10].

General Pressure Cooker Statistics:

According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, the majority of pressure cooker users are over the age of 30, with 46% of injured parties between the ages of 30 and 50, and 10% between 51 and 70. In 2008, of 39 sampled cases of pressure cooker-associated emergency room visits, 17 involved injuries where the pressure cooker either exploded or liquids burst from the pot, causing burns. The remaining 22 involved contact burns or steam burns.

There have been several recalls of pressure cookers in recent years due to safety concerns, including:

  • FagorSplendid Chef: Over 400,000 were recalled from 2007-2015, with more than 70 burn injuries reported.
  • Tristar Pressure Cooker: Recall of 145,000 units in 2012 due to lid detachments caused by excess pressure buildup, resulting in 29 reports of injuries.
  • Power Pressure Cooker XL: Recall nearly 1 million cookers in 2018 due to explosion and malfunction complaints.
  • Instant Pot Gem 65: Some batches were recalled in 2018 for potential fire risk from overheating.
  • Crock-Pot Express Crock: 2019 recall of 119,000 units following 99 incidents of the lid detaching violently.

Is There a Class Action?

Our firm is not aware of any class action lawsuits filed to date over injuries/burns alleged from the Elite Bistro Pressure Cooker or any other similar appliance. However, that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck if you’ve been injured. Our lawyers are now filing individual lawsuits for victims of pressure cooker explosions. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.

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Power Pressure Cooker Settlement

A class action settlement is now providing owners of allegedly defective Tristar power pressure cookers with warranty extensions and credits toward purchases of new products.

However, if you or someone you know has been injured by one of these appliances, you need to opt out of this class action settlement now and contact our law firm immediately. The settlement does not provide compensation for your injuries, and if you fail to opt-out by June 4, 2018, you may lose your eligibility to pursue compensation-seeking damages. Contact our lawyers now to learn more.

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References:

  1. https://www.cpsc.gov/Regulations-Laws--Standards/Voluntary-Standards/Topics/Pressure-Cookers
  2. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2023/Sensio-Recalls-Bella-Bella-Pro-Series-Cooks-and-Crux-Electric-and-Stovetop-Pressure-Cookers-Due-to-Burn-Hazard
  3. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Crock-Pot-6-Quart-Express-Crock-Multi-Cookers-Recalled-by-Sunbeam-Products-Due-to-Burn-Hazard
  4. https://ec.europa.eu/safety-gate-alerts/screen/webReport
  5. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Rena-Ware-Recalls-Nutrex-Pressure-Cookers-Due-to-Burn-Hazard-Recall-Alert
  6. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/Breville-Recalls-Pressure-Cookers
  7. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2015/Instant-Pot-Pressure-Cookers-Recalled-by-Double-Insight
  8. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2007/pressure-cookers-recalled-by-manttra-inc-due-to-burn-hazard
  9. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2007/hsn-lp-recalls-bella-cucina-zip-cookers-due-to-burn-hazard
  10. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2007/HSN-LP-Recalls-Ultrex-Brand-Pressure-Cookers-Due-to-Burn-Hazard

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