In July 2020, Maxi-Matic USA was hit with yet another lawsuit involving a person who was burned by a pressure cooker that exploded.
The lawsuit alleges that Maxi-Matic and Pick Five Imports Inc. sold a defective pressure cooker that exploded boiling-hot food and liquid.
The plaintiff was burned as a result of opening the pressure cooker’s lid while there was still a dangerous amount of pressure inside the pot.
This resulted in an explosion of scalding-hot liquid, food, and steam onto the plaintiff’s body, which caused severe burn injuries.
The incident occurred despite “safety features” that were supposed to lock the lid until all of the pressure was released, and therefore prevent the pressure cooker from exploding.
Unfortunately, a growing number of lawsuits have been filed by people who were severely burned by electric pressure cookers that exploded when a customer was able to open the lid before it was safe to do so.
In other cases, the pressure cookers simply exploded when the pressure cooker was cooking food — despite being advertised as having “safety features” that prevent explosions.
The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon — Thompson v. Pick Five Imports, Inc. and Maxi-Matic USA — Case No. 6:20-cv-01130-MC.