April 26, 2023 — A woman from Texas has filed a lawsuit against Best Buy after she was burned by an Insignia® Pressure Cooker.
The plaintiff, Shvon C., is a woman from Dallas who claims that Best Buy sold a product that “suffers from serious and dangerous defects.”
She claims that she was severely burned in May 2021 when she opened the lid on her Insignia® Pressure Cooker when it was still pressurized, which caused the scalding-hot contents to spew out.
Her “serious and substantial” burn injuries included scarring to her upper extremities, chest and abdomen, according to the lawsuit.
The product was an Insignia 6-Quart Multi-Function Pressure Cooker (Model Number NS-MC60SS9).
In her lawsuit, she quotes the Owner’s Manual for the product, which claims that the “Locking lid keeps the cooker closed when it’s pressurized.”
The manual also has a section describing safety features, including:
“Lid lock: Locks the lid in place when enough pressure builds up inside your cooker. You cannot remove the lid until the pressure level lowers to the required level.”
In her lawsuit, she claims that these advertising claims are misleading because the lid can be easily removed with normal force when there is still enough pressure inside the pot to cause burns.
Her Insignia Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on April 17, 2023 against Best Buy Co., Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota — Case Number 0:23-cv-01046.