March 10, 2022 — Another burn injury lawsuit has been filed against Sensio Inc., the manufacturer of Bella pressure cookers.
The plaintiff, Tosha O., is a mother from Colorado who alleges that her minor child “M.G.O.” suffered serious burns when her Bella pressure cooker exploded.
The incident occurred in January 2020 and involved a Bella 6-Quart 10-in-1 Multi-cooker (Model Number M-60B23G).
According to the complaint, the child suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” when the mother was able to easily twist open the lid on her Bella pressure cooker while the unit was still pressurized.
The lawsuit accuses Sensio of misleading consumers about the pressure cooker’s “safety locking lid” — specifically the following claim: “The lid will not come off when it is in the LOCK position.”
Instead, the lawsuit alleges that the lid can be removed when there is still pressure inside the unit, which can result in scalding-hot food and liquid being forcefully ejected out of the pot and onto anyone nearby.
The pressure cooker lawsuit was filed against Sensio Inc. on December 9, 2021, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado — Case 1:21-cv-03306.
Source: Bella Pressure Cooker Lawsuit