May 2, 2023 — A pressure cooker lawsuit has been filed by a woman from Georgia who was burned by an Instant Pot.
The case involves an Instant Pot 6-Quart DUO 60 V3 Electric Pressure Cooker. In March 2021, it allegedly spewed scalding-hot food and burned her when she opened the lid.
The women, Timya R., accuses the manufacturer of misleading consumers about the safety features — specifically the locking lid.
For example, the Instant Pot DUO 60 is advertised to have “10+ proven safety features, including Overheat Protection™ and safe locking lid.”
Furthermore, the “easy-close lid automatically seals when the lid is closed,” according to the advertising material.
The plaintiff claims that she suffered “substantial burn injuries” as a result of being able to easily twist open the lid when there was still pressure remaining inside the pot.
She accuses Instant Brands Inc. of selling defective and “unreasonably dangerous” pressure cookers that put consumers directly in harm’s way.
The lawsuit was filed on March 10, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) — Case Number 1:23-cv-01502.