July 19, 2022 — A woman who was seriously burned by her Gourmia Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The lawsuit was filed against The Steelstone Group LLC (doing business as Gourmia) by Ashley G., a woman from Michigan.
She claims that in August 2020, she was using her Gourmia Pressure Cooker (Model Number GPC855) normally. When she tried to open the lid, it exploded and spewed boiling-hot food all over her body.
She claims that Gourmia Pressure Cookers are “dangerously defective” because the lid can be removed with normal force when the unit is still pressurized.
She also accuses the manufacturer of misleading consumers about the safety features on Gourmia Pressure Cookers.
The lawsuit cites the Owner’s Manual, which states: “The lid cannot be opened until the pressure is fully released – do not attempt to force it open.”
These allegedly defective safety features also advertised on the website, with statements like “SAFETY LOCK SYSTEM: Patented 12-level lid safety lock system ensures safety while pressure cooker is in-use.”
She accuses the manufacturer of selling a defective product and failing to warn consumers about the serious risk of burn injuries.
The Gourmia Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on July 14, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) — Case Number 5:22-cv-11596-JEL-JJCG.