March 18, 2022 — Yet another lawsuit has been filed by a consumer who was burned by an explosion of hot food when she opened the lid on her Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
The lawsuit was filed by Rosalina D., a woman from Los Angeles, California, who claims that she was burned in March 2020 by her Instant Pot Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker (Model Number IP-DUO60).
According to the complaint, she suffered burn injuries “as a result of the pressure cooker’s lid being able to be rotated and opened while the pressure cooker was still under pressure.”
She also accuses Instant Brands of misleading her about the “safety mechanisms” on the Instant Pot, which failed to lock the lid and prevent her from opening it when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure inside the unit.
Unfortunately, opening the lid when the unit was still pressurized allowed “the scalding hot contents to be projected from the unit and into the surrounding area,” resulting in her serious burn injuries.
Instant Brands is accused of putting profits above public safety by knowingly selling a defective pressure cooker, failing to warn consumers about the hazards, failing to issue a recall, and failing to redesign the Instant Pot to fix design flaws that pose a safety hazard.
The Instant Pot Lawsuit was filed against Instant Brands Inc. on March 2, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California — Case Number 2:22-cv-01409-DSF-JPR.