August 2, 2022 — Maxi-Maxic has been sued by a woman from North Carolina who claims that she was burned by a defective pressure cooker.
The woman, Kimberly H., claims that she was severely injured when she opened the lid on her 6-Quart Digital Pressure Cooker (Model No. K41143/EPC-678).
The incident allegedly occurred in September 2019, when she was able to easily open the lid on her Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker when there was still a hazardous amount of pressure, heat and steam trapped inside the appliance.
She claims that the pressure cooker is defective because opening the lid can potentially cause its “scalding hot contents to be projected from the unit and into the surrounding area, including onto the unsuspecting consumers,” according to the lawsuit.
Furthermore, Maxi-Matic is accused of negligence by putting “profit ahead of safety by continuing to sell its pressure cookers to consumers.”
Lawyers allege that Maxi-Matic failed to warn consumers of the serious risks, and failed to recall the defective pressure cookers.
The Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on July 27, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina — Civil Action No. 1:22-cv-00146.