Six lawsuits have been filed by people who were burned by CrockPot Pressure Cookers that exploded hot food when they opened the lid.
All six lawsuits accuse Sunbeam Products and its parent company, Newell Brands, of putting profits over public safety by continuing to sell a defective and dangerous product.
According to the lawsuits, the problem is that the CrockPot Express Pressure Cooker was advertised as having built-in “safety features.”
These safety features were supposed to prevent explosions by locking the lid when there was still pressure inside the pot. Instead, a growing number of consumers have been severely burned when they were able to twist open the lid before it was safe, resulting in an explosion.
Opening the lid on a pressure cooker that is still pressurized can cause a massive explosion of hot food, liquid and steam. The consequence can be severe burns to anyone nearby, including kids.
In fact, one of the lawsuits was filed by the mother of a child who was burned by a CrockPot Pressure Cooker owned by his grandmother.
The victims include people from Oklahoma, California, Minnesota, Missouri, and North Carolina.
All of the lawsuits were filed July 22, 2020 in the Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial District in and for Palm Beach County, Florida.