May 27, 2022 — A woman who was seriously burned by a Bella Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against Sensio Inc.
The plaintiff, Ms. Edith L., is a woman from Clifton, New Jersey, who alleges that she was burned in June 2020 by a defective Bella 5-Quart Pressure Cooker (Model Number JY-PC20US-5P).
According to the lawsuit, she was able to easily rotate and open the lid on her Bella Pressure Cooker when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure inside the unit.
When she opened the lid, the pressure inside the unit allowed “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker” and onto her body, resulting in “serious and substantial burn injuries,” the lawsuit claims.
Furthermore, she accuses Sensio of putting profits over public safety by selling a defective pressure cooker, falsely advertising the safety features, and failing to warn consumers about the safety hazards.
Specifically, she claims that Sensio misled consumers by advertising safety features on Bella Pressure Cookers that did not prevent dangerous accidents, including a “safety valve,” and an “[e]xtremely safe and secure locking system,” according to the Owner’s Manual.
The Bella Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed against Sensio Inc. (doing business as BELLA, a Canadian Corporation) on May 18, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey — Case Number 2:22-cv-02888.