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Six Burn Victims Sue Tristar for Pressure Cooker Explosions

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Tristar by 6 plaintiffs who claim to have suffered burn and scalding injuries after a defect with the appliance caused them to open when fully pressurized.

Six plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit against Tristar Products, Inc., alleging they were severely injured when “Built-In Safety Features” of the company’s Power Pressure Cooker XL failed during use.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a burn or other serious injury from an exploding pressure cooker, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

October 30, 2017 – According to the lawsuit (PDF), all 6 plaintiffs sustained severe burn injuries as a result of the Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL having a lid that is able to be rotated and opened while still pressurized, causing its “scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the Pressure Cooker and onto [plaintiff].”

The owner’s manual for the Power Pressure Cooker XL Model No. PPC-790 describes a lid safety device that “[p]revents pressure build-up if lid is not closed properly and prevents lid from opening until all pressure is released,” according to the lawsuit. A YouTube marketing video featuring culinary expert Eric Theiss assures consumers that, “when your Pressure Cooker is up to pressure, the lid locks on. I couldn’t get this lid open if I wanted to.”

Well, maybe you couldn’t get the lid off, Eric, but apparently all 6 plaintiffs in the class action could, and were left with catastrophic, potentially life-ending injuries as a result.

Damages named in the complaint include:

  • Strict liability
  • Negligence
  • Promotion
  • Marketing of the pressure cookers
  • Breach of express and implied warranties
  • Violation of state consumer protection law.

The lawsuit was filed September 19, 2017, in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas as In Re: Kenneth Christian, et al. v. Tristar Products Inc. Case Number 170902183.

Do I Have a Pressure Cooker Lawsuit?

The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in pressure cooker lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new burn injury cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by a pressure cooker accident, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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