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 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