March 1, 2023 — A woman from Alabama who claims that her Instant Pot IP-LUX Pressure Cooker is dangerously defective has sued the manufacturer.
The lawsuit was filed against Instant Brands Inc. by Angie E., a woman who alleges that her Instant Pot’s safety features failed to prevent her from suffering “serious and substantial burn injuries.”
The incident occurred on February 8, 2021 and involved an Instant Pot IP-LUX 6-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker (Model Number IP-LUX50 V3).
According to the complaint, she was using her Instant Pot IP-LUX to cook food when she tried to open the lid. Unfortunately, she did not realize that there was still a dangerous amount of pressure inside.
When she opened the lid, the residual pressure allowed “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker.”
She blames the manufacturer for misleading her — and other consumers — about the Instant Pot’s supposed “safety mechanisms,” which are advertised to prevent the lid from opening before it is safe.
In her lawsuit, she is seeking compensatory damages for her pain and suffering, lost wages, physical pain and mental anguish, medical bills, decreased enjoyment of life, and more.
Her lawsuit was filed on February 1, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama (Selma Division) — Case Number 2:23-cv-00042.