August 23, 2022 — A lawsuit has been filed by a woman who was seriously burned when she opened the lid on her Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cooker.
The lawsuit was filed by Angela T., a woman from Los Angeles, California, who claims that she was injured by a defective Wolfgang Puck 8-Quart Rapid Pressure Cooker (Model Number BPCRM800).
She alleges that in August 2020, she was able to easily open the lid on her pressure cooker when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure inside the unit.
The manufacturer is accused of misleading consumers by claiming that safety features on the product will prevent explosions of food:
“Defendants boast that their pressure cookers have a ‘safety feature’ that will prevent the lid from opening while the unit remains under pressure.”
Instead, the lawsuit alleges that the safety features fail to prevent the lid from being removed with normal force while the unit is pressurized, even when it looks like the pressure has been released.
This defect makes the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cookers “unreasonably dangerous for their intended use by consumers because the lid can be rotated and opened while the unit remains pressurized,” according to the complaint.
The Wolfgang Puck Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on July 25, 2022 in the Superior Court of the State of California (Los Angeles County) — Case Number 22STCV23934.