November 22, 2021 — A woman from California who was burned by an Instant Pot has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The lawsuit was filed against Instant Brands by Jillian C., a woman from Pleasanton, California, who claims she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” on November 28, 2019.
According to her complaint, the Instant Pot’s so-called “safety features” failed to lock the lid when there was pressure inside the unit.
As soon as she opened the lid, the pressure caused the “scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker and onto Plaintiff,” resulting in her burn injuries.
Her lawsuit accuses Instant Brands of selling a defective and “unreasonably dangerous” product that was misleadingly advertised as safe.
The Instant Pot Lawsuit was filed against Instant Brands Inc. on November 11, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California — Case Number 4:21-cv-08757.