In September 2020, a man from Virginia filed a lawsuit after he was burned by a Power Pressure Cooker XL that spewed hot food out of the pot when he opened the lid.
The lawsuit was filed by Christopher S., a man from Fredericksburg, Virginia who was injured by his pressure cooker on October 13, 2018.
The pressure cooker is the Power Pressure Cooker XL, which is manufactured by Tristar Products Inc., the “As Seen on TV” company.
He claims that he was burned because he was able to twist open the lid on the pressure cooker while it was still pressurized, which caused its scalding-hot contents to be forcefully ejected out of the pot.
The incident occurred because of the failure of the pressure cooker’s so-called “Built-In Safety Features,” including a locking lid that is not supposed to open until it is safe to do so, according to the lawsuit.
Tristar Products is also accused of failing to recall or redesign the pressure cooker, despite the existence of safer alternative designs.
The Power Pressure Cooker XL Lawsuit was filed on September 24, 2020 in the Circuit Court of the First Judicial District (Walton County, Florida) — Filing # 113905154.