April 3, 2023 — Tristar Products has been sued by yet another angry consumer who was burned when they opened the lid on a pressure cooker.
The lawsuit was filed by Karen C., a woman from New Jersey who claims that she was seriously burned by a defective Power Pressure Cooker XL (Model Number PPC780).
The incident occurred in March 2021, according to her lawsuit. She claims that the so-called “safety features” failed to lock the lid and prevent her from opening it while the unit was still pressurized.
Her lawsuit warns:
“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 manufacturer, Tristar Products Inc., is accused of putting profits ahead of public safety by continuing to sell pressure cookers that pose a serious safety risk.
She claims that the company knew (or should have known) that the lid is removable when there is built-up pressure, heat, and steam trapped inside the unit.
If a consumers is able to open the lid, the pressure in the unit can cause the scalding-hot contents to be ejected out of the pot, resulting in severe burn injuries to anyone nearby.
She is seeking compensation for her painful bodily injuries, mental anguish, medical expenses, diminished enjoyment of life, and more.
Her lawsuit was filed against Tristar Products on March 6, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida — Case Number 3:23-cv-04973-TKW-ZCB.