A growing number of pressure cooker lawsuits have been filed against Tristar Products Inc., the “As Seen on TV” company, by people who were burned by a Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL that exploded food, liquid, and steam.
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Tristar Pressure Cooker Lawsuits
At least 20 lawsuits involving dozens of people claim that Tristar Power Pressure Cookers are dangerously defective because they can:
- Release steam when the lid is opened
- Users can open the lid when the pot is pressurized
- Pressure release valve may not accurately indicate pressure-levels
- Faulty gasket may allow a user to twist open lid when the pot is pressurized
- The lid may not seal properly
- The unit can develop pressure when the lid is not closed completely
Attorneys Challenge Unfair Class Action Settlement
The Arizona Attorney General led an 18-state bipartisan coalition to reject a controversial class action lawsuit settlement for the Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL because it is unfair to consumers.
The attorneys challenged the settlement because class-action lawyers would get $2.5 million in cash, while 3 million consumers would lose their ability to file lawsuits against Tristar — including any injury lawsuits from people who were burned by a pressure cooker.
Over 99% of consumers get nothing from the settlement. Only 1% a $5 warranty that is only good for 90 days, plus a $72.50 coupon for one of three Tristar products that cost $129.97 to $149.99. Click here to read more.
Tristar Pressure Cooker Explosion & Burn Injury Lawsuits
One of the first Tristar pressure cooker lawsuits (PDF) was filed in Florida in October 2014 by Lili K. and her husband, both of whom suffered burn injured when their Power Pressure Cooker XL exploded boiling-hot soup. — Case No. 1:15-cv-22364
In June 2015, Ninfa V. and her husband Jose filed a lawsuit (PDF) against Tristar Products in Texas. Two hours after unplugging the Power Pressure Cooker XL, the lid blew off and spewed pinto beans. She was hospitalized with severe burn injuries and still has scarring. — Case No. 1:15-cv-00108
Multi-Plaintiff Pressure Cooker Injury Lawsuits
Tristar has also been hit with several lawsuits involving multiple people who were burned by Power Pressure Cooker explosions.
Six people filed a lawsuit on September 19, 2017 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas) Civil Trial Division — Case ID: 170902183
Another 6 people filed a lawsuit on November 7, 2017 in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas) Civil Trial Division — Case ID: 171100491