A lawsuit was filed against Cuisinart by a family who say their electric pressure cooker from QVC exploded boiling-hot food when they opened the lid.
The lawsuit was filed Bianca and Eduar A., a couple from New Jersey who bought their Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker from the QVC Home-Shopping TV Network in December 2015.
In December 2018, while Bianca and her daughter were using their pressure cooker to make food, she was able to easily twist open the lid when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure in the pot.
Unfortunately, an explosion of boiling-hot food spewed out of the pressure cooker and onto Bianca and her daughter.
The lawsuit accuses Cuisinart of selling a defective pressure cooker that was falsely advertised as having “safety features” — specifically, a locking lid that was supposed to prevent explosions of hot food.
According to the Owner’s Manual, the Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker’s safety features are supposed to include a locking lid: “The lid cannot be opened if the appliance is filled with pressure.”
Bianca and her daughter are seeking compensation for “significant and painful bodily injuries,” medical bills, and lost wages.
The Pressure Cooker Lawsuit (PDF) was filed against Cuisinart and Conair Corporation on August 25, 2020 in the Superior Court of New Jersey (Middlesex County) — Case No. MID-L-006133-20.