Defective Pressure Cooker Lawsuits
In 2015, Samantha Gonzalez was severely burned when a pressure cooker exploded nearby. As a result, she suffered severe burns throughout her entire body, resulting in amputations of one of her legs, a hip, a foot and portions of both hands. After a thorough investigation, the injury attorneys of Kelley/Uustal determined that the explosion was due to a major defect in the pressure cooker and pursued the manufacturers for maximum compensation. Ultimately, Kelley/Uustal secured $27 million for the family of Samantha Gonzalez. We believe this particular pressure cooker is not the only one with a defect – there may be multiple other models with the same or similar dangerous design flaws.
If you or a loved one been injured by a broken or malfunctioning pressure cooker, please contact Kelley/Uustal immediately to discuss your case. We can help you seek justice for your injuries.
Pressure Cookers Can Cause Numerous Severe Injuries
Although pressure cookers are convenient devices in the kitchen, they have the potential to be dangerous and even deadly if incorrectly used. Pressure cookers use high pressure to accelerate the cooking process of food. With a pressure cooker, anything that requires braising or slow cooking can be finished in a fraction of the time. This is done by sealing the cooker with a special lid. This keeps steam and pressure contained in the pot, raising the boiling point of water inside as high as 250 degrees Fahrenheit. However, if there is a defect in the sealing or locking mechanism, severe injuries may result, including:
- Severe scalding and burns throughout the entire body
- Blunt force trauma from the lid exploding off the cooker
- Potential traumatic brain injury due to the explosion
- Potential shrapnel injuries from an exploding pressure cooker
The seal is arguably the most important, vital part of a pressure cooker – and we entrust manufacturers to ensure it is foolproof. If the seal is defective, the results can be catastrophic – and the manufacturers deserve to be held accountable for their negligence.
Multiple Pressure Cooker Models May Be Prone to Defects
Kelley/Uustal has found numerous models that may be subject to defects that can cause serious injuries to people using them. This includes:
Pressure Cookers That Are Potentially Dangerous
|Maker / Model||Model Numbers|
|Agri Supply 7-liter pressure cooker||076054, 76054|
|Wee’s Beyond 4-liter pressure cooker||YPC-5045, YPC5045|
|Casa Essentials 5 qt. pressure cooker||Model Number Not Available|
|Vasconia 8 qt pressure cooker||YPC-5075, YPC5075|
|Vasconia 6 qt pressure cooker||A22-06-12, A220612|
|Uniware 7L pressure cooker||YPC-5075, YPC5075|
|Uniware 5L pressure cooker||YPC-5055, YPC5055|
|Brentwood 7L pressure cooker||BPC-110, BPC110|
|Hawkins pressure cooker 8 liter||B85|
|Hawkins pressure cooker 8 liter tall||B33|
|Prestige Deluxe 7.5 Liter pressure cooker||PPAPC7.5|
|Costway pressure cooker||KC39412|
|Mirro pressure cooker 16 qt||92116|
|Imusa pressure cooker 7 qt||YL22E|
|Bene pressure cooker 9 liter||BC-61423|
|Mirro pressure cooker 8 qt||92180|
|Presto meat master cooker Model-606||606|
|Pedrini pressure cooker 6 quart||A22-06-12, A220612|
If you or a loved one have been injured by any of the above pressure cookers, please contact Kelley/Uustal immediately to discuss your options for compensation.