What's the Problem?
This recall affected Bella Cucina "Zip Cookers," model number 03908, according to a Recall Notice by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). The name and model number are located on the bottom of the pot.
The recalled pressure cookers were sold via the HSN television network, website, and toll-free number from February 2003 through March 2004, and at HSN employee and retail outlets from March 2003 through June 2004 for about $70, CPSC said. Here's the latest update on Pressure Cooker Lawsuit that you should know about.
If you purchased a Zip Cooker that is affected by the recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact HSN for information about how to obtain a refund.
Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Settlement Value
The potential settlement value of a pressure cooker lawsuit depends on several variables, most notably the nature and severity of the injuries suffered by the plaintiff. The most common type of pressure cooker injury is a thermal burn. The settlement value of this type of injury depends on the severity and location of the burn.
The average first-degree burn injury in an auto accident case has an average settlement of between $25,000 and $75,000.
More serious injuries have higher payouts. The average compensation for a third-degree burn injury in an auto tort case is from $100,000 to $1,000,000. These numbers should be higher in product liability cases because the compensation value in auto cases is limited by insurance coverage.
That said, the average settlement payout for a pressure cooker lawsuit is around $125,000 to $200,000 for second-degree burns and $600,000 to $2,000,000 for 3rd-degree burns. Cases involving facial burns with permanent disfigurement will be at the high end of the settlement range.
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Do I Have a Zip Cooker Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Zip Cooker Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and are currently accepting new burn injury cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled pressure cooker, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.