March 3, 2022 — Sunbeam Products has been hit by yet another lawsuit involving a person who was burned by a Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker explosion.
The lawsuit was filed by Karen O., a woman from Denver, Colorado, who claims that she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” on February 14, 2020.
She claims that she was able to easily twist open the lid on her Crock-Pot Express Crock Multicooker (Model Number SCCPPC 600-V1) when there was still a dangerous amount of pressure inside the unit.
Unfortunately, opening the lid when the unit was pressurized “allowed its scalding-hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker” and onto her body, which caused her painful burn injuries.
Nine months after she was burned, Sunbeam Products announced a recall for 900,000 Crock-Pot Express Crock Multicookers because the units “can pressurize when the lid is not fully locked,” according to the recall notice.
“This can cause the lid to suddenly detach while the product is in use, posing burn risks to consumers from hot food and liquids ejected from the product.”
The lawsuit accuses Sunbeam Products of selling pressure cookers with defective “safety sensors” that may not work as advertised.
The Crock-Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on February 2, 2022 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida — Case 0:22-cv-60259-JEM.