April 13, 2021 — A woman from Louisiana who was burned when the lid exploded off a Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The lawsuit accuses SharkNinja LLC of selling an “unreasonably dangerous” pressure cooker that was misleadingly advertised.
The woman, JoVanna R. of Shreveport, Louisiana, claims she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” on April 14, 2020, when the lid blew off the pot while she was using her pressure cooker.
She claims that she was misled by advertisements claiming that the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker was build with “14 Safety Features” to prevent this type of explosion from occurring.
Specifically, she claims that the lid was supposed to lock until all of the pressure was released, and the pot was not supposed to build up pressure unless the lid was properly closed and locked.
SharkNinja is accused of failing to issue a recall for the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker, and failing to warn consumers of the risk.
The Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on March 16, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana — Case Number 5:21-cv-00694.