Pressure cookers, as well as steamers and crock pots, have been around for decades. They seem like an easy way to cook meals in much less time it would ordinarily take to cook foods via conventional methods. At home cooking is a huge industry and made for home use pressure cookers are made by more than 15 companies. Due to the rate of pressure cooker explosions and the resulting burn injuries people have found out the hard way that safety features do not always prevent dangerous situations from occurring while cooking. Pressure cooker manufacturers claim that their pressure cookers are safe to use but they are not. In recent years numerous lawsuits have been filed against many of these manufacturers, alleging that the safety features promoted in advertisements fail to prevent the lids from being removed while there is still pressure inside the cooking chamber. When this happens, extremely hot liquids in the cooker can explode and cause long lasting and life altering injuries such as burns, scalds and steam burns to those nearby. If you, or your child, have been the victim of a pressure cooker burn or explosion or other injury you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Please contact our burn injury attorneys handling pressure cooker injury lawsuits across the country. They charge no fees if they are unable to recover compensation for you and your family.
What Is A Pressure Cooker & How Do They Work?
Cooking aides such as rice steamers, crock pots, gas powered camping stoves and pressure cookers have been around for decades. Originally they were made only for restaurant settings. In recent times there has been a surge in people using these devices in their homes. In general, pressure cookers consist of a cooking chamber with a lid that forms an airtight seal when properly closed. As the contents of the cooker are heated with the lid properly in place, the temperature within the cooker rises beyond the boiling point. In some instances the temperature rises to over 250 degrees Fahrenheit. With the rise in temperature steam is produced that is how the food such as meat, chicken, roasts, vegetables and rice are cooked.
Releasing The Pressure Prior To Opening Steamer
The pressure within the cooking chamber needs to be safely released before removing the lid safely. Seems easy enough and you would think in 2021 that there would be no design defects or flaws in such common cooking equipment. Pressure cookers therefore have vents designed to allow pressure to safely escape from the cooking chamber. Modern pressure cookers also have features that are supposed to allow steam and pressure to be quickly, as well as safely, released in the event of an emergency. These safety features do not always work and explosions resulting in extreme heat and force can happen.
How Do Pressure Cookers Explode?
It is extremely difficult, if not outright impossible, for home chefs and those who use defective pressure cookers to know if it is safe to open the lid to their pressure cooker after cooking. This is what has led to many of the injury accidents that are now the subject of pressure cooker injury lawsuits.
Liability In Pressure Cooker Injury Claims
Lawsuits filed against pressure cooker manufacturers iterate that the safety features do not work. They are designed to keep the cooker sealed while there is still pressure in the chamber. This does not always happen as the safety mechanisms do not, in fact, prevent the lid from being prematurely or unexpectedly opened. Crock pot, portable gas stoves for camping and rice steamer lawsuits are filed against the maker of your product. They built the product and are liable for any injuries, property damage, medical expenses, pain and suffering the victim endured in the explosion.
Pressure Cooker Recalls
There are more than one dozen brands of pressure cookers and steamers that have been recalled by the manufacturers. Our Texas burn injury lawyers handle accident claims against all of them. They are:
- Pressure Cookers sold on QVC (Model PC501)
- Double Insight
- Crock-Pot Multi-Cookers
- Tristar Products
- NuWave Pressure Cookers
- Power Pressure Cooker XL
- Instant Pot
- Cook’s Essentials
- Maxi Matic
- Cuisinart Models PPC770, PPC780, PPC790, TRI6, WAL1
Our California burn injury law firm only handle injury cases due to steam cooker, rice cooker and camping cooker explosions. To learn about what to do with your recalled product please visit: cpsc.gov.
Contact Our Attorneys Handling Pressure Cooker Lawsuits
The Florida pressure cooker burn injury attorneys at The Vaughan Law Firm, P.C., handle pressure cooker injury lawsuits nationwide. Please click here for your free injury claims analysis. All pressure cooker explosion and injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis meaning they charge no fees if they are unable to recover for you.
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