March 13, 2023 — A lawsuit has been filed against Tabletops Unlimited Inc. by a woman who was burned by a Cooks by JC Penney® Pressure Cooker.
The plaintiff, Kyra T., is a woman from Galloway, New Jersey, who alleges that she was burned on her abdomen and right forearm.
The incident occurred on February 10, 2021 and involved a Cooks by JCPenney® 8-Quart Hard Anodized Pressure Cooker — Model Number Y22 4(8)-00.
She claims that she was able to easily open the lid when there was still pressure trapped within the unit, which resulted in an explosion of food, liquid, and steam. According to her lawsuit:
“The pressure trapped within the unit causes the scalding hot contents to be projected from the unit and into the surrounding area, including onto the unsuspecting consumers, their families and other bystanders.”
She alleges that the pressure cooker is “dangerously defective” and “unreasonably dangerous” because the lid fails to lock until all of the pressure has been released.
Tabletops Unlimited is accused of negligence for failing to redesign the product, issue a recall, or warn consumers about the safety hazard.
She is seeking compensation for her painful bodily injuries, medical expenses, physical pain, mental anguish, and diminished enjoyment of life.
Her lawsuit was filed on February 2, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey — Case Number 1:23-cv-00579.