April 21, 2023 — SharkNinja has been sued by a woman who claims that she was left with severe burn injuries when the lid exploded off a Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp Air Fryer & Pressure Cooker.
The lawsuit was filed by Carrie S., a woman from Rhode Island who allegedly suffered “severe and substantial burn injuries” in January 2021 while cooking with the Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp.
The incident specifically involved a Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp 9-in-1 6.5-quart Electric Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer (Model OP301 LP3).
The Owner’s Manual advertises that the product comes with 14 safety features. In her lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that the safety features malfunctioned and failed to lock the lid while the unit was pressurized:
“The pressure cooker’s lid unexpectedly and suddenly blew off the pot in an explosive manner. The contents of the pressure cooker were forcefully ejected out of the pot and onto Plaintiff, causing severe, disfiguring burns.”
The manufacturer, SharkNina Operating LLC, is accused of misleading consumers about the safety of the Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp and failing to warn users about the risk of severe burn injuries.
She is seeking compensation for her serious bodily injuries, medical expenses, physical pain, mental anguish, diminished enjoyment of life, and other damages, according to the complaint.
Her lawsuit was filed on April 4, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts — Case 1:23-cv-10720-LTS.