October 11, 2022 — A couple from Pennsylvania who were both seriously burned by a SilverOnyx Pressure Cooker have filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The lawsuit was filed by Dana and Thomas M., a married couple who were using a SilverOnyx Pressure Cooker (Model Number SO501-PC6L) to make shrimp gumbo on October 18, 2020.
According to the lawsuit, she filled the pot half-way with ingredients and set it to cook for 25 minutes.
When the pressure cooker completed its cycle, her husband manually released pressure from the pot. When he could see that it was done releasing steam, he began to open the lid.
That was when “the pressure cooker immediately exploded open and spewed its contents over [Dana’s] abdomen and left arm, as well as [Thomas’s] right arm and abdomen,” according to the lawsuit.
Their lawsuit claims that the SilverOnyx Pressure Cooker was falsely advertised to contain a “safety feature” that would lock the lid and prevent it from being opened until all of the pressure was released.
In reality, they claim that unsuspecting consumers can twist open the lid when it is still pressurized. “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 lawsuit states.
The SilverOnyx Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed against SilverOnyx LLC on September 27, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — Case Number 2:22-cv-03834.