Yet another lawsuit has been filed against Tristar Products Inc., the “As Seen on TV” company, by an unsuspecting consumer who was severely burned by an exploding Power Pressure Cooker XL.
The lawsuit was filed by Vanna R., a woman from Pennsylvania who claims she was severely burned on September 25, 2018, when her pressure cooker exploded hot food as soon as she opened the lid.
Vanna blames her injuries on a defective lid, which she was able to easily twist open when the pot was still dangerously pressurized.
She claims the pressure cooker is unsafe because it has defective “safety features” that do not lock the lid as advertised. Instead, many consumers have been burned when they were able to open the lid.
Unfortunately, opening the lid while there is still pressure in the pot caused “the scalding hot contents to be projected from the unit and into the surrounding area,” according to her lawsuit.
She also accuses Tristar of failing to recall the Power Pressure Cooker XL, redesign it with a safer lid, or warn about the risk. Her lawsuit cites several complaints from other people who were burned, including one complaint dating back to April 2016.
The Power Pressure Cooker Lawsuit (PDF) was filed on September 3, 2020 in the Circuit Court of the 1st Judicial District (Walton County, Florida) — Case #112826806.