April 25, 2023 — A man who was burned by an Instant Pot IP-LUX 60 Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against Instant Brands.
The man, Devin B., is a resident of Arkansas who accuses Instant Brands of selling an “unreasonably dangerous” pressure cooker with defective safety features.
The product in question is an Instant Pot® IP-LUX 60, which is a 6-in-1 multi-cooker that includes a pressure cooking function.
He claims that he was using it to cook food when he tried to open the lid. The lid easily twisted open with normal force, according to the lawsuit.
He was unaware that there was still built-up pressure inside the pot, which allowed the “scalding hot contents to be projected from the unit” and onto his body.
He claims to have suffered “severe and substantial burn injuries” as a result of the incident. The lawsuit is seeking compensation for those injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other damages.
The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit filed on March 24, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (Central Division) — Case Number 4:23-cv-00286-BRW.
Source: Johnson//Becker Files Lawsuit Against Instant Brands for Instant Pot Explosion in Arkansas