April 1, 2022 — Sunbeam Products has been hit by yet another lawsuit involving a consumer who was burned by a recalled Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker.
The lawsuit was filed by Denisa A., a woman from California who accuses Sunbeam Products of selling a defective and “unreasonably dangerous” product.
According to the lawsuit, she was using her Crock-Pot pressure cooker normally in April 2020, when she was able to easily open the lid while the unit was still pressurized.
Opening the lid caused the scalding-hot contents to be forcefully ejected out of the unit and onto her body, resulting in severe burns.
Just a few months after she was burned, in November 2020, her Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker (Model Number SCCPPC 600-V1) was recalled due to a risk of burn injuries.
According to the recall notice, there were “119 reports of lid detachment, resulting in 99 burn injuries ranging in severity from 1st-degree to 3rd-degree burns.”
She accuses Sunbeam Products of misleading her about the “safety mechanisms,” which failed to lock the lid and keep her safe.
The Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on March 28, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida — Case 9:22-cv-80485.