In July 2021, a pressure cooker lawsuit was filed by a woman from Mesquite, Texas, who was severely burned on her face, chest, arms, and legs.
The lawsuit was filed by Tiffany B., a woman who claims that she was injured by a Philippe Richard Pressure Cooker (Model Number YPC 2055C).
On July 20, 2019, she alleges that she was using the pressure cooker normally when the “pressure cooker’s lid unexpectedly and suddenly blew off the pot in an explosive manner,” spewing extremely hot food.
According to the lawsuit, the sudden explosion caused “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker,” resulting in “severe, disfiguring burns to … her face, chest and all four extremities.”
Her lawsuit was filed against Tabletops Unlimited Inc. (TTU), the company that manufactures Philippe Richard Pressure Cookers.
She accuses TTU of misleading consumers about the safety of using the product. Instead, so-called safety features “failed to properly function,” including a pressure regulator, safety lock and a sealing ring that were supposed to lock the lid until it was safe to open.
The lawsuit was filed on July 15, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California — Case 2:21-cv-05732.