June 9, 2023 — Breville Inc. has been sued by a woman who was burned on her abdomen when her pressure cooker exploded.
The woman, Hannah F., is a resident of Tennessee who claims that the Breville pressure cooker is dangerously defective.
The incident involved a Breville Fast Slow Pressure Cooker (Model Number BPR600XL) that she was using to cook a roast in June 2022.
According to the lawsuit, she waited until the cooking cycle was complete and it seemed that all of the steam had been released.
Unfortunately, there was still steam trapped inside the pressure cooker. When she attempted to open the lid, it exploded off the pot and sprayed her with burning-hot liquid and steam:
“The pressure cooker’s lid blew off with extreme force. As it exploded, the pressure cooker sprayed super-heated liquid and steam across [her] body.”
She accuses Breville Inc. of misleading consumers about the safety features of the Breville Fast Slow Pressure Cooker.
For example, the instruction manual claims that the pressure cooker has built-in safety features that will lock the lid: “Safety Locking Lid: Can not be opened while pressure cooking.”
Instead, she claims that the lid of the Breville Fast Slow Pressure Cooker is removable when there is still pressure inside the unit, which makes the product dangerously defective.
Her pressure cooker lawsuit was filed on June 1, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (Nashville Division) — Case Number 3:23-cv-00563.