January 11, 2021 — A lawsuit has been filed by a man who was severely burned by hot food that blew out of his Cuisinart Pressure Cooker.
The lawsuit was filed by Gary S., a man from Huntington Beach, California, who owned a Cuisinart® 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker (Model #CPC-600).
On January 6, 2019, he claims he opened the lid on his pressure cooker, which caused “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected” onto his body, resulting in “substantial burn injuries.”
He blames his burn injuries on defective safety features, which were advertised to lock the lid until all of the pressure was safely released.
Instead, he claims that he was able to easily twist the lid when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure in the pot, despite the appearance that all of the pressure had been safely released.
He accuses Conair (doing business as Cuisinart), of selling “defectively and negligently designed” pressure cookers, with misleading claims about “safety” that put consumers in harm’s way.
The Cuisinart Pressure Cooker Lawsuit (PDF) was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Conair Corporation d/b/a Cuisinart.