April 13, 2022 — A man from Alabama has filed a lawsuit against Instant Brands after he was burned by an Instant Pot Duo.
The plaintiff, Richard R., is a man from Haleyville, Alabama, who allegedly suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” due to a defective Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker (IP Duo 60/80).
The lawsuit states that his daughters bought the Instant Pot Duo as a gift for his wife in February 2018.
In April 2020, he claims that he was able to easily rotate and open the lid when there was still a dangerous amount of built-up heat and pressure inside the unit.
When he opened the lid, the built-up pressure caused “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from he pressure cooker,” resulting in his serious burn injuries.
He blames his injuries on the “failure of the pressure cooker’s supposed ‘safety mechanisms'” and accuses the manufacturer, Instant Brands Inc., of selling a dangerously defective product.
The Instant Pot Duo Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on April 5, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama — Case Number 6:22-cv-00428.