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What is QVC Essential’s Pressure Cooker?
The QVC Essential Pressure Cooker is a sealed pot with a valve that controls the steam pressure inside. As the pot heats up, the liquid inside forms steam, which raises the pressure in the pot.
This high-pressure steam raises the boiling point of the water in the pot, and raises the pressure, forcing liquid into the food. This helps it cook faster and also helps certain foods, like tough meat, get tender very quickly .
QVC Electric Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Filed in Illinois
A woman who was burned by an Instant Brands Cook’s Essentials Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against QVC and IC Marks Inc. in the Northern District of Illinois.
The complaint was filed by Plaintiff Theresa Ann S., a woman who purchased her Instant Pot Cook’s Essentials 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker (Model Number CEPC6005) from the QVC Home Shopping TV Channel.
On or about July 2, 2019, Plaintiff suffered burn injuries as the direct and proximate result of the pressure cooker’s lid suddenly and unexpectedly exploding off the pressure cooker’s pot during the normal, directed use of the pressure cooker, allowing its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker and onto Plaintiff, the complaint states.
The lawsuit was filed on June 29, 2021, against IC Marks Inc. and QVC Inc. (d/b/a Cook’s Essentials) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) — Case Number 1-21-CV-03469 .
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Pressure Cooker Injuries
- Serious burns
- Hot steam burns
- Second-degree burns
- Third-degree burns
- Eye injuries and blindness
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Permanent scarring
- Emergency medical treatment
- Kitchen and/or property damage
Burn and Scald Injury Statistics
- Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a burn injury requiring medical attention, totaling an estimated 486,000 injuries annually. Among these, over 300 children are treated in emergency rooms daily, with 2 children succumbing to burn injuries. Children under 16 years old constitute around 26% of all admissions to burn center hospitals.
- Between 2013 and 2017, hospital emergency rooms in the U.S. witnessed approximately 376,950 scald burn injuries linked to consumer household appliances and products. Shockingly, 21% of these injuries occurred in children aged 4 years and younger. The vulnerability of children to burn injuries is attributed to their underdeveloped motor and cognitive skills, reliance on adults for supervision, and inability to self-rescue. Similarly, older adults face increased burn risks due to slower reaction times, impaired mobility, and the effects of pre-existing health conditions.
- Infants, toddlers, and elderly adults have thinner dermal layers compared to other age groups, making them susceptible to deeper burns at lower temperatures or shorter exposure times. A child exposed to hot liquid will sustain burns over a larger percent of total body surface area compared to an adult, owing to their smaller body size and thinner skin.
- Contrary to popular belief, hot water can cause burns at temperatures much lower than boiling point. It only takes 3 seconds of exposure to 140°F water to cause a burn requiring surgery. To prevent such injuries, water heaters should be set at 120°F or just below the medium setting, with a safe bathing temperature of 100°F.
- Research indicates that 41% of inspected urban homes have dangerously high water temperatures, with rental properties at a higher risk. To ensure safety, test water temperatures at the faucet with a candy or meat thermometer after running hot water for 1 to 3 minutes, adjusting the heater setting accordingly, and retesting after 24 hours.
- Cooking, drinking, or serving hot liquids accounts for 85-90% of scald burns. For instance, coffee served at 175°F poses a significant risk of severe scald burns when spilled or pulled down.
According to a 2018 study conducted by the America Burn Association .
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