March 24, 2021 — A woman from North Carolina has filed a Nutri-Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit against NuWave LLC.
NuWave, an Illinois-based manufacturer of kitchen appliances, advertised “safety features” of the Nutri-Pot Pressure Cooker, such as the Sure-Lock® Safety System.
In a recent lawsuit, a woman from North Carolina named Jeanna M.G. alleges that the Sure-Lock® Safety System is defective because it failed to lock the lid and prevent her from opening it when the Nutri-Pot contained a dangerous amount of pressure.
On February 26, 2019, Jeanna suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” when she opened the lid on her 6-Quart Nutri-Pot Digital Pressure Cooker (Model #33101) when it was still pressurized.
Opening the lid allowed its “scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected” out of the Nutri-Pot and onto her body, resulting in burns.
In her lawsuit, she accuses NuWave of failing to warn consumers about the potential hazard, misrepresenting the safety of the Nutri-Pot, and failing to redesign it with a lid that locks until it is safe to open.
The Nutri-Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed against NuWave LLC on February 1, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) — Case Number 1:21-cv-00562.