Lawsuits have been filed by people who were severely burned by a NuWave Pressure Cooker that exploded boiling-hot liquid, sticky food, and steam.
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NuWave Nutri-Pot Pressure Cookers
NuWave LLC manufactures the Nutri-Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker in 6-qt., 8-qt., 10-qt., and 13-qt. sizes. It is sold nationwide at major stores like Walmart, Kohl’s, Best Buy and the “As Seen on TV” company, as well as online retailers like amazon.com.
Nutri-Pot Sure-Lock Safety System
The Nutri-Pot is advertised as having a Sure-Lock™ Safety System that is supposed to lock the lid and prevent explosions of food by making it impossible to twist open the lid until it is depressurized. Unfortunately, consumers have been burned despite this feature.
NuWave Nutri-Pot Lawsuit Filed in Illinois
In May 2020, a lawsuit was filed by a woman from Tennessee who was burned by the NuWave Nutri-Pot Pressure Cooker in June 2019.
The incident involved a NuWave Nutri-Pot 6-Quart Digital Pressure Cooker” with Model Number 33101.
She suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” because she was able to open the lid on the pressure cooker when it still contained a dangerous amount of pressure.
Opening the lid caused the “scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected” out of the pressure cooker and onto her body.
Furthermore, the lawsuit blames her injuries on the failure of the NuWave Pressure Cooker’s supposed “Sure-Lock® Safety System,” which is advertised to keep the lid locked until it is safe to open.
NuWave is accused of failing to recall the pressure cooker, despite a growing number of complaints and lawsuits from people who were burned when it exploded.
The lawsuit was filed on May 27, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) — Case No. 1:20-cv-03124.
NuWave Pressure Cooker Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana
In December 2016, a chef from Louisiana filed a pressure cooker lawsuit against NuWave after he suffered 2nd-degree and 3rd-degree burns all over his face, chest, and arms.
The man claims his pressure cooker exploded soon after he released the pressure according to the instructions. He suffered painful burns that required costly medical treatment and months of rehabilitation.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana — Case Number 2:16-cv-17126
What is the Problem?
Lawsuits allege that the safety features in pressure cookers like the NuWave Nutri-Pot are defective, and may not actually prevent explosions of food, steam, or liquid when a person opens the lid.
Pressure cooker explosions can cause devastating injuries, such as:
- Severe burns
- Hospitalization for skin graft surgery
- Scars and permanent disfigurement
- Property damage
- And more