June 16, 2022 — A lawsuit has been filed by a woman from Colorado who claims that she was burned by a Presto Pressure Cooker when she opened the lid.
The plaintiff, Laura B., is a woman from Aurora, Colorado, who claims that she was burned on February 26, 2021 by a Presto 6-quart Programmable Pressure Cooker.
She claims that she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” as a result of opening the lid on her Presto Pressure Cooker when there was still a substantial amount of built-up pressure, heat, and steam 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.”
The defendant, National Presto Industries Inc., is accused of failing to issue a recall, continuing to sell pressure cookers with known defects, and putting corporate profits above public safety.
The Presto Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on March 15, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado — Case Number 1:22-cv-00634.