January 10, 2016 (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) – Several department stores are reportedly continuing to sell allegedly faulty pressure cookers which can explode during use, causing extensive property damage and burn injuries. Despite increasing claims of injuries, the Power Pressure Cooker XL, made by Tristar Products, remains on display in many department stores throughout the United States.
“As one of the leading attorneys representing victims of pressure cooker injuries, our law firm has seen an exponential increase in injuries as a result of the Power Pressure Cooker XL,” said Jason Turchin, Esq., Victim’s Rights Attorney.
These pressure cookers appear to have several faulty parts or defects, including: a defective safety pin, a lid which can pop off during use, directional lettering on the valve which can melt off or disappear over time, a valve which can get stuck, and other possible defects.
“One of the most common complaints seems to be where the steam stops coming out after cooking leading the consumer to believe the food is done cooking, but in fact the valve is stuck and pressure sealed shut. When the consumer opens the cooker, the pressure releases and explodes the burning contents onto the consumer,” said attorney Jason Turchin.
Some consumers also complained that food particles got stuck in the valve area, preventing the safety valve from working properly.
To date, no recall has been issued by Tristar. The product remains available at major retailers, including Bed, Bath and Beyond, Kohls, QVC, Target, JC Penney, Macy’s, ebay.com, Boscovs, Amazon and Walmart.
“If anyone is injured by this product, do not throw it away. We can analyze it to determine if a defect caused the injuries,” said attorney Turchin. Victims represented by Turchin have had severe burns and scars. “If the injuries were caused by a defective product, the company should be held responsible to pay for all past and future medical expenses, out of pocket losses, and past and future pain and suffering, among other possible damages,” said Turchin.
If you or someone you know was injured by a pressure cooker, including the Power Pressure Cooker XL from Tristar, call a pressure cooker lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin at 800-337-7755 or submit an inquiry online.