January 17, 2023 — A lawsuit has been filed by a man who claims that he was severely burned by an Instant Pot Duo Nova 80 Pressure Cooker.
The lawsuit was filed by Joshua S., a man who lives in Richmond, Indiana.
In the complaint, he alleges that he suffered serious burn injuries when he opened the lid on his Instant Pot Duo Nova 80 Pressure Cooker in January 2021.
He claims that the Instant Pot Duo Nova is “defective” because it” permitted the lid to detach while the unit was still pressurized, causing the contents to explode out of the pressure cooker and causing Plaintiff severe burn injuries.”
The lawsuit was filed against Instant Brands Inc., the manufacturer of the Instant Pot® series of pressure cookers and other kitchen appliances.
He accuses Instant Brands of selling a defective pressure cooker that is “unsafe for its intended use” because the lid can open when there is still a dangerous amount of pressure inside the unit.
When the lid is opened on a pressure cooker when there is still pressure inside, it can result in a dangerous explosion of scalding-hot food, liquid, and steam.
The Instant Pot Duo Nova Lawsuit was filed against Instant Brands on January 3, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (Indianapolis Division) — Case Number 1:23-cv-00005-RLY-TAB.