May 17, 2022 — A pressure cooker lawsuit has been filed against National Presto Industries Inc. after a woman was seriously burned.
The woman, Vanessa B., is a resident of Illinois who claims that she was able to easily twist open the lid on her Presto Pressure Cooker when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure inside the unit.
Opening the lid when the unit was still pressurized allowed “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected” and onto her body.
She accuses the manufacturer of falsely advertising the “Built-In Safety Features,” specifically a Cover Lock Indicator, which was supposed to “show at a glance if there is pressure inside the cooker.”
Instead, her lawsuit claims that the Presto Pressure Cooker is defective because the lid can be easily removed when there is a dangerous amount of pressure inside the unit.
Furthermore, the lawsuit states:
“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, including onto the unsuspecting consumers, their families and other bystanders.”
The Presto Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed against National Presto Industries on May 6, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin — Case 3:22-cv-00252.