Pressure Cooker Injuries On The Rise
Our office has handled many Pressure Cooker Burn Claims throughout the US against several major brand distributors and manufacturers. Like so many of us, you probably have a busy schedule. Whether it’s your nine to five job or long afternoons at the little league field, cooking a meal can be time consuming and a hassle on most weeknights.
Power Pressure Cooker XL TriStar Products offers you a solution; a Power Cooker XL. Like most pressure cookers, the Power Cooker XL is an airtight pot that cooks food at a rapid rate by the use of steam pressure. TriStar guarantees that your favorite recipes will cook at rates as high as 70% faster than conventional cooking options with the Power Cooker XL according to its marketing material.
This sounds pretty convenient, especially considering how little time you may have during the week to prepare a home cooked meal for yourself or for your family. You purchase a Power Cooker XL online directly from TriStar or from Amazon.com, or you take a ride down the street to any major retailer, such as Walmart or Target.
It Can Explode When your pressure cooker arrives, you prepare your favorite meal and allow it to sit in the kitchen and cook. Imagine just hours later and without warning, the lid blows off the cooker, exploding the once cooking contents out of the pot and all over the kitchen….and all over you.
In a matter of seconds, you have gone from cooking a quick and easy meal to being rushed to the hospital in the back of an ambulance, suffering from severe burns all over your body. This scenario seems outlandish, however it is becoming increasingly common to see this “exploding” defect among TriStar pressure cooker products and other pressure cooker brands.
A quick read through on TriStar’s product description provides that the Power Cooker XL has built in safety features, and yet it fails to describe to the consumer what exactly all of those features actually are. In fact, other merchants describe different safety features, including a “Safe Lock lid and steam release valve” on Kohl’s website, which appears to be missing on other online retailer’s product descriptions.
Power Pressure Cooker XL Reviews Customer reviews of the Power Cooker XL describe a variety of defects, such as the lid popping off during normal use, failure to shut down after timer has ended, no manual shut down, improper lid seal that allows steam to leak out, and overall poor instructions. Most striking, however, are the numerous complaints regarding problems with the valve. Some such complaints include the valve becoming stuck causing the pressure cooker to seal itself shut, the valve moves out of place, the valve does not work properly, and the lettering on the valve faded quickly, making following directions difficult if not impossible. While many disappointed customers were simply left unsatisfied with the product, results have been significantly more catastrophic for a number of others.
Our team of products liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin have handled over 20 injury claims involving several models of the Power Pressure Cooker. These pressure cooker injury claim cases involve victims burned as a result of the pressure cooker. We hope to advocate for consumer safety and the production of safer products. We believe that the manufacturer of a defective product should be held accountable when a product causes injury to a consumer.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective pressure cooker, our Florida product liability attorneys want to help you get the financial compensation you deserve. Call us today at 1-800-337-7755 for a free consultation.