July 11, 2022 — Sensio Inc. has been sued by a woman from Mississippi who claims that she suffered severe burn injuries and permanent scarring as a result of a defective Bella Pressure Cooker.
The lawsuit was filed by Margaret P., a woman from Pascagoula, Mississippi who suffered “life-long scarring to her breasts, neck and arms,” according to her complaint.
The incident allegedly involved a defective Bella 8-Quart 10-in-1 Multicooker (Model Number M-80B23G) made by Sensio Inc.
On June 1, 2019, she claims that she was able to easily twist open the lid on her pressure cooker when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure, heat and steam trapped inside the unit.
According to her lawsuit: “When the lid is removed under such circumstances, the pressure trapped within the unit causes the scalding hot contents to be projected from the unit and into the surrounding area.”
She accuses Sensio of misleading consumers about the safety features of the Bella Pressure Cooker, specifically a “safety locking lid,” which was advertised in the Owner’s Manual with statements like: “The lid will not come off when it is in the LOCK position.”
Her lawsuit alleges that the lid is actually removable when there is still pressure inside the pressure cooker, making it dangerously defective.
The Bella Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on June 29, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (Southern Division) — Case Number 1:22-cv-00161-HSO-RHWR.