March 16, 2022 — Pick-Five Imports Inc. has been sued by a woman who was burned by a Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker.
The lawsuit was filed by Crystal G., a woman from Los Angeles, California, who alleges that she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” from a Maxi-Matic Elite Platinum Pressure Cooker (Model Number EPC-607).
According to the lawsuit, the incident occurred on February 22, 2020, when she was able to easily twist open the lid on her Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker while the unit was still pressurized.
Opening the lid before it was safe to do so allowed “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker” and onto her body, resulting in burn injuries.
The manufacturer is accused of misleading her about the “advanced technology” of Maxi-Matic Pressure Cookers, including advertising that falsely “states that they cannot be opened while in use.”
The manufacturer is also accused of negligence for selling a pressure cooker that is defective because the lid can be opened while the unit is pressurized, “despite the appearance that all of the pressure has been released.”
The Maxi-Matic Elite Platinum Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on February 15, 2022 against Pick Five Imports Inc. (doing business at Maxi-Matic USA Inc.) in the Superior Court for the State of California for the County of Los Angeles — Case No. 22STCV05649.