April 7, 2023 — A man who was burned by his Instant Pot Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer for selling an “unreasonably dangerous” product.
The plaintiff, Khadija K., is a resident of Philadelphia who claims that he was burned in April 2021 while using an Instant Pot 6-Quart DUO Electric Pressure Cooker.
The lawsuit specifies that he was burned by the Duo 60 Mickey Mouse Red model of the Instant Pot.
According to the complaint, he was burned when the “scalding hot contents” were forcefully ejected as soon as he opened the lid.
He claims that the safety features failed to lock the lid, as advertised. Instead, he was able to easily twist open the lid when there was still pressure trapped within the pot, resulting in an explosion of hot food.
He claims that the Instant Pot Pressure Cookers are “unreasonably dangerous for their intended use” and they were “defectively and negligently designed.”
His lawsuit was filed on March 28, 2023 against Instant Brands Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) — Case Number 1:23-cv-01957.
Source: Instant Pot Explosion Lawsuit Against Instant Brands in Illinois