August 6, 2021 — Instant Brands Inc. has been sued by an Ohio woman who was burned when her Instant Pot Pressure Cooker exploded.
Deetra M., a woman from Centerville, Ohio, claims she was injured by an Instant Pot (Model No. IP-DUO80) that she bought new in 2019.
That same year, on July 26, she claims it exploded when she was able to easily open the lid on her Instant Pot while it was still pressurized.
Twisting open the lid “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected” out of the pot and onto her body, resulting in “serious and substantial burn injuries,” according to the lawsuit.
Her lawsuit accuses the manufacturer, Instant Brands Inc., of selling pressure cookers with defective “safety mechanisms” that failed to keep her safe.
Specifically, she alleges that the locking mechanisms in the lid did not prevent her from opening the pressure cooker when it was still pressurized, although it appeared to be safe to do so.
The Instant Pot Lawsuit was filed against Instant Brands Inc. on July 16, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio — Case Number 2:21-cv-03965-EAS-CMV.