October 6, 2021 — Maxi-Matic U.S.A. has been hit with a lawsuit from a woman who was burned by a pressure cooker.
The plaintiff, Crystal M., is a woman from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who claims she was burned on October 6, 2019, while using a Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker.
According to her complaint, she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” when she opened the lid on her Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker.
She blames her injuries on the failure of the pressure cooker’s supposed “safety mechanisms,” which failed to lock the lid as advertised, or prevent her from easily opening the lid when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure remaining inside the unit.
Opening the lid allowed “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker” and onto her body, resulting in painful burn injuries.
She accuses the manufacturer of selling defective pressure cookers that are “unreasonably dangerous for their intended use by consumers because the lid can be rotated and opened while the unit remains pressurized.”
The Maxi-Matic Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed September 21, 2021 against Pick Five Imports Inc. (d/b/a Maxi-Matic U.S.A. Inc) in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California — Case Number 2:21-CV-07550.